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In the 2010-11 school year 6,415 of OUSD's 37,527 students were African American boys (17%). The number and percentage of Black boys in the district has declined slightly since 2005-06, when African American male enrollment was 7,818 (20%).
In 2010-11, African American male students made up a greater percentage of students in the upper grades, and a smaller percentage of students in elementary school.
Improving outcomes for African American boys will be a critical part of achieving OUSD's goals for all students, since they are such a large proportion of OUSD students.
K-12 Enrollment of African American Males Compared with Overall OUSD K-12 Enrollment:
2005-06 to 2009-10
African American Males as Percentage of Students in Grade, OUSD: 2010-11
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AAMAI ACHIEVEMENT GOAL:
The initiatives achievement goals state that disparity data in the city of Oakland will show significant reduction in the gap between African American males and White males.
• 28% of AAM were proficient or higher on the English Language Arts CST in 2009-10, compared to 78% of WM (a 50 percentage-point gap).
• 30% of AAM were proficient or higher on the Math CST in 2009-10, compared to 76% of WM (a 46 percentage-point gap).
• By the end of the 2014-2015 school year, 90% of AAM will be proficient or higher on the English Language Arts CST.
• This assumes that the proficiency levels of White males will continue to increase.
• By the end of the 2014-2015 school year, 90% of AAM are proficient or higher on the Math CST. This assumes that the proficiency levels of White males will continue to increase.
• By the end of the 2014-15 school year, the gap between AAM and White males has been eliminated.
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This brief report examines available data about the African American male students who got a perfect CST score in 2009-10 or 2010-11 and, where possible, compares them to other African American boys.
In the fall of 2010, a mother whose son had earned a perfect score on one of his California Standards Tests (CST) contacted the director of the African American Male Achievement Initiative (AAMAI). She pointed out that while there seemed to be a great deal of attention paid to the challenges facing African American males, no one had recognized her son’s remarkable achievement. Her prompting led AAMAI leaders on a search for other boys who had also performed this amazing feat. In total, they identified 29 African American boys in the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) who had perfect CST scores in the 2009/2010 school year and organized a community event to honor them. This effort has continued and 26 boys were also identified in the 2010/2011 school year.