The numbers provided on our CyberStart America leaderboard are to show which states are the most engaged with the CyberStart America program, both in absolute numbers and in percentage increases, week-on-week and year-on-year.
Although CyberStart America is a brand new program, it has many similarities with the girls-only pilot program, Girls Go CyberStart, which ran from 2018-2020. The "previous year" figures stated here are drawn from the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart registrations.
Below is an explanation of the data contained in each column.
The US state or territory that participants have stated on their registration form.
The number of individual students who have completed the registration form for CyberStart America.
Registered students per million
The number of students registered, adjusted relative to the population of their state. This allows fairer comparison of program uptake state by state.
Student registration weekly change
The percentage increase of students registered compared to the numbers registered one week previously.
Student registration annual change
The percentage increase of students currently registered, compared with total students registered in that state by the end of the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart program. The numbers in this column will mostly be negative in the early part of the registration cycle, and will be a better point of comparison later in the year.
The number of individual schools in that state listed by participants on their registration form.
Schools registered weekly change
The percentage increase in number of schools registered, compared to the numbers registered one week previously.