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Equity: E3 Project

Learn about how Chula Vista Elementary School District and San Diego County Office of Education support equity in the E3 Project.

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See the Quality Professional Learning Standards (QPLS) in action! The California Professional Learning Stories video series is a collection of videos and resources showcasing high quality professional learning systems in California schools and districts.

In this story, learn about how Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) and San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) support equity in the E3 Project.

This video is 12 minutes and 17 seconds in length.


Additional Information

  • For more information, visit the SDCOE E3 Project web page External link opens in new window or tab..
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District Positive Outliers Case Study External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
    CVESD is one of seven districts studied by researchers at the Learning Policy Institute in a mixed methods study that sought to learn from positive outlier districts in which African American, Latino/a, and White students did better than predicted on California’s math and English language arts tests from 2015 through 2017, after accounting for differences in socioeconomic status. This in-depth case study describes the critical practices and policies within CVESD that have promoted student learning, especially among students of color, in the context of the Common Core State Standards and the deeper learning they seek to foster.
  • “We Shake Hands at the Door”: How a Focus on Relationships Is Driving Improvement in Chula Vista External link opens in new window or tab.
    This WestEd paper describes some of the ways in which the district has been so effecitve in improving student outcomes and examines several key strategies that have contributed to CVESD's success. Key finding: As the research team conducted site visits and interviews with district leaders, principals, and teachers, it became clear that CVESD’s intentional, deep, and sustained commitment to building positive relationships across the district is the driving force behind improvement efforts.
  • CA School Field Trip: A Podcast: Episode 11: Models of Continuous Improvement - Chula Vista's Journey to Excellence (Part I) External link opens in new window or tab.
    Episode 11 is the first installment of California Collaborative for Educational Excellence's special podcast series on public school districts in California that are now considered "Models of Continuous Improvement" under the state's new approach to education. In Part I, they head to the CVESD. This district is recognized as a "model" because of its pioneering practices and commitment to sustained improvement for all students. Find out how CVESD is beating the odds and what educators could learn from this school community.

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Questions:   Educator Excellence and Equity Division | EEED@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0600
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, October 13, 2020
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