On Course To Graduate: A Deeper Look at African American Males in OUSD

Released: October 29, 2012

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This report begins to answer some of the questions that indicator tracking does not address including:
1. What proportion of African American male students are on course, despite the adverse circumstances they face in Oakland?
2. How do factors such as participating in afterschool programs, living in a high-violence neighborhood, living in a high-poverty neighborhood, or having asthma correlate with Black boys’ chances of being on course, at risk, or off course?
3. Which grade levels have the highest percentages of on-course and off-course Black male students?
4. In which areas are off-course African American boys struggling the most (i.e. are more of them off-course because of academic, attendance, or behavior problems)?