In June, we invited Khan Academy students to join us for a Summer of Scripting. Over the next 2 months, I sent weekly emails to thousands of students, reminding them with their weekly goals - plus we had contests and office hours. As an online teacher, it can be easy to forget that I have students, but this summer, it felt like much more of a classroom. :)
First, I want to give a huge congratulations to all of the students that started learning JS this summer!
To the 1,555 students that finished every single challenge and earned the JS badge this summer: Amazing work!
To the hundreds of students that entered our Summer of Scripting contests: thank you for wowing me with your creativity!
Here are some more fun stats:
- The most active day of the summer was June 24th, with 9,191 students completing JS challenges. That day is also my birthday - so thanks y'all for a great birthday gift!
- ~30,000 students started learning JS this summer because of Summer of Scripting.
- ~3,000 students got all the way through the 40-hour course to the final tutorial on Object-Oriented Design.
- Typically, about ~32% of our JS students are female. This summer, 40% of them were female. Getting closer to 50/50!
- We got 2,378 bits of feedback from students in the follow-up surveys- and read them all. That feedback will be super useful for helping us figure out how to improve the JS course and Summer of Scripting.
Thanks again to all the students who were a part of our JS classroom this summer, and to all of the fantastic community members that answered questions, evaluated projects, and helped our new students learn JS. Onwards to the fall!