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Achievement Gap

Achievement Gap

New Ed Trust–West Report Paints a Detailed Portrait of How African-American Youth Fare in Los Angeles County Schools

OAKLAND, CA (February 26, 2013) – Today, The Education Trust–West releases At a Crossroads: A Comprehensive Picture of How African-American Youth Fare in Los Angeles County Schools and accompanying Prezi. Using data from multiple sources, the report finds that academic and socioemotional outcomes for African-American students in L.A. County are poor overall. However, it also identifies school districts where African-American students are doing better on a range of outcomes including academic performance, graduation rates, A-G completion rates, suspension rates, special education identification rates, and health and wellness indicators.  

“One in three African-American students in California attend an L.A. County public school. This report reveals that the vast majority of these students are not receiving the opportunities they need to succeed and to ultimately achieve their college and career dreams,” said Lindsey Stuart, author of the report and a research analyst at The Education Trust–West, a statewide education advocacy organization that works to close gaps in opportunity and achievement for students of color and low-income students. 

A Community Conversation on African-American Student Outcomes in Los Angeles County

Monday, February 25, 2013 - 9:00am - 11:00am
California Community Foundation

Monday, February 25, 2013
9:00-11:00 am
The California Community Foundation
S. Figueroa St. Suite 400 Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please join us for a provocative overview on how Los Angeles County is addressing the barriers to African-American student success. 

The Program

Researchers from The Education Trust—West will share findings of their latest report, a first-of-its-kind assessment of the academic, socio-emotional and health outcomes of African-American youth in L.A. County. A quantitative analysis of data primarily from The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), the California Department of Education (CDE), as well as secondary research, predominantly from the California Healthy Kids Survey seeks to paint a comprehensive portrait of the experience of African-American youth in Los Angeles County schools.

Following the presentation, a panel of community leaders and stakeholders will also discuss the strategies necessary to transform the educational system to better serve African-American youth in the county. 

Futures At Risk:  Latino Student Achievement in California

October 12 2010

Futures At Risk: Latino Student Achievement in California

October 4 2010

New Ed Trust—West Reports Dissect the Continuing Crisis in Achievement and Opportunity for African-American and Latino Students in California Schools

(OAKLAND, CA)  Two new reports from The Education Trust—West, a statewide education advocacy organization, demonstrate the disturbing impact of California’s failure to close opportunity and achievement gaps plaguing African-American and Latino children who together now make up almost 60 percent of the state’s student population.  In Opportunity Lost: The Story of African-American Achievement in California, 2010, and Futures At Risk: The Story of Latino Student Achievement in California, 2010, the group reveals a number of local school districts successfully dispelling the myth that African-American and Latino students cannot perform at grade-level or make great gains toward proficiency.  The reports call on California policymakers to no longer be satisfied with convening task forces that highlight problems everyone knows exist, and recommend that state leaders instead focus on finally implementing high-impact solutions that have long been avoided or ignored.

Closing Achievement and Opportunity Gaps in California

Russlynn Ali
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Mountain View, CA

September 23 2008

California's Achievement and Opportunity Gaps

Russlynn Ali
California City Schools Superintendent's Meeting
San Francisco, CA

October 2 2008

Achievement in California 2009: Ed Trust—West Statement on 2009 STAR Data

OAKLAND, CA (August 18, 2009) – Results from the 2009 Standardized Testing and Reporting Program (STAR) released today by the California Department of Education (CDE) show marginal statewide improvement across most grade levels and content areas. More students are demonstrating mastery of state standards than at any point since standards and assessments became fully aligned in 2003.