2020 Report

Equity at Skill Struck

The purpose of this report is to show how we are improving equity in computer science education each year on a national level. 

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Accountability in Increasing Equity

Because our mission is to create opportunities for all students to develop technical skills, we know that we have a responsibility to make computer science education more accessible for underrepresented groups.

We also believe in the importance of creating equitable opportunities in the workplace and are constantly striving to increase diversity on the Skill Struck team.

We are a young company, and this is our first Equity Report. We’re constantly learning and we have a lot of exciting growth ahead of us. As we grow, we’d like to be transparent about the progress we’re making in improving equity in computer science K–12 education. To show how we are working to make Computer Science (CS) more equitable, we’ve decided to start reporting our user background: gender, race, age, free meal eligibility, and Title 1 status.

To collect our user demographic data, we surveyed our current school site partner population as of January 2021. Not all demographic data was available for collection. Out of our total partnered schools, these are the percentages of schools we are able to report on:

  • Gender enrollment: 77.8% reported
  • Minority enrollment: 80.6% reported 
  • Hispanic enrollment: 80.6% reported
  • Black enrollment: 80.6% reported
  • Free meal eligibility: 80.6% reported
  • Age level: 97.2% reported
  • Title one status: 27.8% reported

Our staff demographic data represents all of our full-time and part-time employees as of January 2021 and was collected by a survey. You can learn more about how we collected our data in the “Methodology” section of this report.

Our mission is to create opportunities for all students to develop technical skills.

Equity with Skill Struck
in K–12

We collected this data from our school and district sites across the United States. These numbers represent the student demographics of the schools we are partnered with. 

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Skill Struck Partner School Demographics

Gender

48.8%
Female
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51.2%
Male

Race

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6.8% Black or African American
33% Hispanic or Latinx
44.8% White or Caucasian
15.4% Non-Specified Minority
55.2%
of students are underrepresented minorities.
Our most diverse school partner has 98% minority enrollment, where 86% are Hispanic or Latinx and 10% are Black or African American.

Age Level

11.1%
Elementary
36.1%
Middle School
13.9%
High School
38.9%
Charter/
Other
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10
schools are Title 1 Status
58.2%
meet free meal eligibility

Diversity at Skill Struck

A survey collecting demographics data went to each of our staff members. As we are expanding our team, we are open to hiring remote workers to increase diversity of gender, race, and background.

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Skill Struck Staff

Gender

55.6%
Female
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44.4%
Male
50%
Female
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50%
Male
20%
Female
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80%
Male
69.2%
Female
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30.8%
Male

Race

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5.6% Asian
11.1% Hispanic or Latinx
83.3% White or caucasian
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12.5% Hispanic or Latinx
87.5% White or caucasian
Stacked bar graph showing distribution of race of technical staff
20% Asian
80% White or caucasian
Stacked bar graph showing distribution of race of non-technical staff
15.4% Hispanic or Latinx
84.6% White or caucasian

Highest Level of Education

5.6%
High School
16.6%
Masters
55.6%
Bachelor
22.2%
Some College
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Looking Forward

In the summer of 2019, Skill Struck platforms were implemented in our first partner classroom. We are proud of the impact we have made thus far and are looking forward to increasing that impact each year as we grow.

In anticipation of this growth, we are refining our platforms to ensure that they are accessible for all students and educators. We are accomplishing this by providing our curriculum in both English and Spanish, building platforms that support self-paced learning, making standards-aligned K–12 computer science curriculum, and building a professional development platform for educators.

Methodology

Staff Data

Our staff demographic data represents all our full-time and part-time staff as of January 2021, and was collected via self-identification using Google Forms. 

Leadership team This is currently defined as those who are head of their department.

Technical In this breakdown of staff data, technical roles include our software developers, and those on our product team.

Non-technical: This includes all roles other than software engineering or product. 

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