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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
  • Access - How do all students gain access to what they need?
  • Culture/climate - How can schools offer the best learning environment for all students?
  • Expectations - Are high expectations for all students and teachers truly held by all?
  • Strategies - What practices have proven affective (or promising) for closing the achievement gap?
Closing The Achievement Gap
  • Continuous Learning System.
  • P-16 Council recommendations for closing the gap
Preliminary Recommendations
  • Provide high quality pre-K programs through high quality culturally and linguistically appropriate curriculum, family literacy, and parent education to prepare economically disadvantaged children and children of color.

Preliminary Recommendations
  • Better alignment of pre-K-16 educational systems, i.e., graduation requirements that are better aligned with post secondary and real world expectations.

Preliminary Recommendations
  • Develop Partnerships with institutes of higher education and successful school districts to create models that connect schools with local agencies, businesses, and other organizations to implement a comprehensive student support system.

Preliminary Recommendations
  • Focus on teaching and learning

    • Deep implementation of content

    • Comprehensive professional development

    • Cultural competency and responsiveness

Preliminary Recommendations
  • Develop benchmarks to success for closing the gap.

Preliminary Recommendations
  • Design and implement a robust, high quality data collection system that supports the needs of educators, school systems, and state level policy makers.

Preliminary Recommendations
  • Collect and disseminate a high-quality comprehensive body of knowledge, expertise, resources, and research on effective and successful practices that are proven (or promising) to close the achievement gap.

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Last Reviewed: Wednesday, October 11, 2017