The Education Trust-West works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-k through college.

Publications

Publications

High Schools in Sacramento City Unified:

Improving High Schools is an urgent priority for Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD). In this brief summary we look at whether SCUSD students are graduating, whether they are taking the right classes along the way to graduation and whether they are leaving high school with the skills they need to succeed. A more in depth set of data about each of the districts high schools can be found in our raising the roof data tool at www.edtrustwest.org.

Publication date: 
July 15 2004 (All day)

High Schools in Fresno Unified: A Status Report

Improving High Schools is an urgent priority for Fresno Unified School District (FUSD). In this brief summary we look at whether FUSD students are graduating, whether they are taking the right classes along the way to graduation and whether they are leaving high school with the skills they need to succeed. A more in depth set of data about each of the districts high schools can be found in our raising the roof data tool at www.edtrustwest.org.

Publication date: 
July 15 2004 (All day)

High Schools in West Contra Costa Unified: A Status Report

Improving High Schools is an urgent priority for West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD). In this brief summary we look at whether WCCUSD students are graduating, whether they are taking the right classes along the way to graduation and whether they are leaving high school with the skills they need to succeed. A more in depth set of data about each of the districts high schools can be found in our raising the roof data tool at www.edtrustwest.org.

Publication date: 
July 15 2004 (All day)

High Schools in Long Beach Unified: A Status Report

Improving High Schools is an urgent priority for Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD). In this brief summary we look at whether LBUSD students are graduating, whether they are taking the right classes along the way to graduation and whether they are leaving high school with the skills they need to succeed. A more in depth set of data about each of the districts high schools can be found in our raising the roof data tool at www.edtrustwest.org.

Publication date: 
July 15 2004 (All day)

High Schools in San Jose Unified: A Status Report

Improving High Schools is an urgent priority for San Jose Unified School District (SJUSD)In this brief summary we look at whether SJUSD students are graduating, whether they are taking the right classes along the way to graduation and whether they are leaving high school with the skills they need to succeed. A more in depth set of data about each of the districts high schools can be found in our raising the roof data tool at www.edtrustwest.org.

Publication date: 
July 14 2004 (All day)

Achievement in California 2008: Fading Gains, Growing Gaps

This report shines a spotlight on widening achievement gaps and probes beyond the averages put forth in the California Department of Education findings on the STAR data,

Publication date: 
April 2 2004 (All day)

AYP & API: Why the New Federal Measure is a Crucial Complement to California's Accountability System

California's education is at a crossroads. This year, California and all states are required to identify which schools made adequate yearly progress (AYP) as defined by the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).

We have recieved a number of questions about how AYP compares with California's Academic Performance Index (API) and whether one measure is better than the other. Actually, we need both measures to help us close gaps. We respond here  to some of the questions we've recieved and explain why AYP is a good fit with California's existing accountability system.

Publication date: 
March 2 2004 (All day)

Proposition 54: How a Lack of Information Will Destroy Efforts to Help California's Minority Children Succeed In School

In this report EdTrust—West details how the so-called “race-privacy initiative” threatens access to crucial education data in California, data that helps us to protect the children who need our protection most in our public schools.

Publication date: 
October 2 2003 (All day)

High Schools in San Diego City Schools: A Status Report

Improving High Schools is an urgent priority for San Diego City Scools (SDCS). In this brief summary we look at whether SDCS students are graduating, whether they are taking the right classes along the way to graduation and whether they are leaving high school with the skills they need to succeed. A more in depth set of data about each of the districts high schools can be found in our raising the roof data tool at www.edtrustwest.org.

Publication date: 
July 15 2003 (All day)

The High School Diploma: Making it More Than an Empty Promise

What's the point of high school?
When posed in this fashion, without context, this question seems rather light hearted, perhaps a bit rhetorical. But it is not. The question is one of sober seriousness.

Prepared for: Senate Standing Committee on Education, Hearing on Senate Bill 1731
Testimony by: Russlynn Ali, Director, The Education Trust West

Publication date: 
April 2 2002 (All day)