OakReads 2020 Grade-Level Reading Update 2013-2014

In April 2014, OR2020 published its Baseline Report, which looked at levels of reading proficiency and indicators for the four levers of change in 2010-11, as well as outcomes, conditions, and strategies during the first two years of OR2020 (2011-12 and 2012-13). In the first annual update, we examine and reflect on gains and challenges in the past [...]

A Closer Look at Attendance of African American Males in OUSD

This report, A Closer Look at Attendance of African American Males (AAM) in OUSD, examines data, best practices, and policies related to attendance and chronic absence and offers recommendations for reducing the levels of chronic absence for AAM in OUSD. The report analyzes one year of attendance data (2010-2011) for AAM in OUSD, looking at [...]

By |2016-02-10T13:40:12-08:00October 29th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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

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, [...]

By |2016-04-19T10:13:06-07:00October 29th, 2012|Tags: , , , , , |

A Closer Look at Suspensions of African American Males in OUSD

African American males were suspended at a rate more than six times that of white males across the district and over three times the rate of other students. One of three reports that Urban Strategies Council has produced for the African American Male Achievement Initiative based on data from the 2010-11 school year, this report [...]

By |2016-04-19T10:20:07-07:00May 22nd, 2012|Tags: , , , , , , |

African American Male Achievement Initiative Indicator Data Packet 05.2012

Produced for the African American Male Achievement Initiative, this data packet analyzes trends over time for African American male students in Oakland Unified School District in each of the goal areas of the initiative, including attendance, academic achievement, literacy, suspensions, middle school, incarceration, and graduation.

Perfect Scores for African American Males

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 [...]

By |2016-04-19T10:16:30-07:00January 29th, 2012|Tags: , , , , |

State of the Race: Bay Area Blacks

The Bay Area has seen many changes in the past twenty years, changes in the housing stock, in the education sector, in the employment opportunities and the industries based here, in the workforce development arena, in economic development activities, and in the demographics of its populace. Long recognized as a multi-cultural region with rich ethnic [...]

By |2016-02-10T13:45:00-08:00October 6th, 2010|Tags: , , |