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AAV of January 2008 Agenda Item 32 Attachment 1


This is an accessible alternate version (AAV) of the State Board of Education January 2008 Agenda Item 32 Attachment 1 (PPT; 157KB; 18 slides). This document provides text translation to the attachment which is posted as a PowerPoint (PPT) presentation .

California P-16 Council

Presentation to California State Board of Education January 2008

In February 2007, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced his intent to lead an effort to identify ways the state can better assist counties, districts, and schools in their efforts to close California’s pernicious achievement gap. He asked his statewide P-16 Council to delve deeply into this task.

California P-16 Council

The California P-16 Council is a high level, statewide assembly of leaders and educators from pre-school, K-12, higher education, business, philanthropy, and the community.

Mission Statement

The Council’s mission is to develop, implement, and sustain a specific, ambitious plan that holds the State of California accountable for creating conditions necessary for closing the achievement gap.

California Definition Of Achievement Gap

We define the gap as the disparity between white students and other ethnic groups as well as between English learners and native English speakers; socioeconomically disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged; and students with disabilities compared to students without disabilities.

Measuring Progress

We will measure progress by the continuous and significant narrowing of the gap, as measured by the California Standards Tests (CSTs), California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), California English Language Development Test (CELDT), and the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE).

Measuring Progress

We will hold the same high expectations for success of all students and it is our goal that all students will score at proficient or above on all CSTs.

In order to achieve success, all students must exhibit continuous gains.

P-16 Council Themes
Closing The Achievement Gap
Preliminary Recommendations
Preliminary Recommendations

Preliminary Recommendations

Preliminary Recommendations

Preliminary Recommendations

Preliminary Recommendations

Preliminary Recommendations

Questions:   Roberto Salinas | rsalinas@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0493
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