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, [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
This research and the following spatial analysis reveals high levels of chronic absence in our district (Chronic Absence is defined as missing 10% or more of a school year- 18 days in California). Using 6th grade absence data we are able to accurately predict high school drop-out rates for poor children so this is a [...]
Urban Strategies Council published this report in 1992 with the Oakland Interagency Group for School-Linked Services. Based on an analysis of a cross-match of student records with data from 19 health and social services programs, the report calls for schools to become places where children and their families can find a wide array of supports, [...]