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1 CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Jack O’Connell, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Closing the Achievement Gap in California CSU Middle Schools Counselors Conference Rick Miller Deputy Superintendent, CDE

2 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 2 Who Are Our Students? A Historical Perspective California Students Enrolled in Public Schools California is Educating 2.2 Million More Students

3 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 3 Total K-12 Enrollment for : 4,046,156

4 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 4 Total K-12 Enrollment for : 4,944,484

5 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 5 Total K-12 Enrollment for : 6,286,943

6 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 6 That’s an 88.3% increase in 27 years Different Challenges, Different Needs Special Education 8.9 % 9.6 % 10.8 %

7 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 7 Different Challenges, Different Languages English Language Learners That’s a 381% increase in 27 years 8.1% 15.0% 25.0%

8 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 8 Linguistic Integration Percent of Children Whose Parents Are Not Fluent English Speakers

9 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 9 Different Challenges, Different Needs Students Eligible for Free and Reduced-Priced Meals That’s a 79% increase in 17 years 36% 50%

10 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 10 Different Challenges, Different Needs Per Pupil Spending Adjusted for Inflation That’s just a 16.8% increase in 19 years

11 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 11 California’s National Per Pupil Funding Comparison + $1,892+ $5,137 + $606 + $1,501

12 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 12 Yet… “There are significant signs of progress in California’s schools, in spite of the tremendous challenges they face.” -- Jennifer Imazeki Professor of Economics San Diego State University 2008 PACE Policy Brief

13 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 13 English Language Arts Percentage of Students Scoring At or Above Proficient

14 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 14 Elementary School Level Academic Performance Index (API) Range of API Scores for Each Decile Rank

15 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 15 Closing the Achievement Gap Yet, an achievement gap exists between our white students and students of color, as well as gaps with our English learners, poor students, and students with disabilities. In California, the achievement gap represents a majority of students. Closing the gap will improve the lives and futures of our students and secure the future for our state.

16 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 16 Low Income 7 th Graders Read About the Level of Non Low-Income 3 rd Graders CAT/6 Reading 2006 Source: California Department of Education, 2006

17 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 17 African American and Latino 17 Year Olds Read at Same Levels as White 13 Year Olds

18 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 18 Jack O'Connell State of Education 2006 “Sadly, too many people view (California’s) diversity as a big problem. I don't. Instead, I say: Imagine! Imagine the potential of that diversity in today's - and tomorrow's - global economy. If we educate these students, well, our state would not only be able to compete more effectively, but it would be able lead our nation and the world economically. "

19 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 19 The Gap and the Global Economy The population of students growing the fastest is lagging the farthest behind. According to a study by Eric Hanushek of the Hoover Institute, the cost in lost U.S. economic output due to the nation’s achievement gap was a staggering $2.5 trillion between 1990 and 2002 — enough to pay the entire cost of K-12 education in the nation over that time. Researchers tell us that closing that gap over a 12- year period would add $980 billion to the annual gross domestic product.

20 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 20 Achievement Gap: A Moral and Economic Crisis Fewer well-paid, low skilled jobs Global economy demands problem solvers, innovators, higher-level thinkers, strong communication skills Our students today must compete against students from all over the world

21 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 21 Global Competition Did you know? The 25% of the population in China with the highest IQ’s…

22 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 22 Global Competition Is greater than the total population of North America.

23 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 23 Global Competition In India, it’s the top 28%.

24 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 24 Multiple Skills Did You Know? The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that today’s learner will have jobs… By the age of 38.

25 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 25 It’s estimated that a week’s worth of The New York Times… Information Economy Contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18 th century.

26 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 26 Information Economy Did You Know? Today there are about 540,000 words in the English language… About 5 times as many as during Shakespeare’s time.

27 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 27 More than 3,000 books are published… Information Economy Daily.

28 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 28 Last year, the video site YouTube consumed as much bandwidth as the entire Internet did in Technology Driven Did You Know?

29 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 29 1 out of every 8 couples married in the U.S. last year… Technology Driven met online.

30 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 30 The amount of new technical information is doubling every 2 years. Technology Driven

31 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 31 It’s predicted to double every 72 hours by Technology Driven

32 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 32 Predictions are that by 2013, a supercomputer will be built that exceeds the computation capability of the Human Brain… Technology Driven

33 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 33 By 2023, a $1,000 computer will exceed the capabilities of the Human Brain… Technology Driven

34 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 34 Today’s 1st graders will be just 23 years old and beginning their (first) career… And while technical predictions farther out than about 15 years are hard to do… Technology Driven

35 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 35 Predictions are that by 2049, a $1,000 computer will exceed the computational capabilities of the Human Race. Technology Driven

36 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 36 Educating California’s Children… We are currently preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist… Using technologies that haven’t been invented… In order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet.

37 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 37 P-16 Council 2007, Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Statewide California P-16 Council was charged with focusing on Closing the Achievement Gap

38 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 38 Closing the Gap Has Been a Primary Goal for School Leaders

39 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 39 P-16 Council The Council considered what the state can do to create the conditions necessary for closing the gap

40 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 40 California P-16 Council Report January 2008, Council releases CTAG report –Not intended to be comprehensive –But important steps to follow Makes 14 recommendations

41 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 41 Access California needs better alignment of K-16 educational systems: Fix the disconnect between what K-12 expects of a high school graduate and what business and higher education need from a high school graduate

42 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 42 Our Workforce Has Changed

43 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 43 Our Workforce Has Changed

44 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 44 Students and Parents are Clear: Their Goal is College Source: U.S. DOE, NCES, Getting Ready to Pay for College: What Students and Their Parents Know About the Cost of College Tuition and What They Are Doing to Find Out, September 2003.

45 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 45 California Parents Who Expect Their Kids to Attain at Least a Four-Year Degree Source: New American Media Poll, Great Expectations, Survey of Latino, Asian, and African American Parents on Education. Aug. 23, Available at:

46 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 46 Because Education Pays California: 2005 Median Income Adults Over Age 25 Source:

47 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 47 Remediation Rates at CSU CSU Systemwide Remediation Rates for Regularly Admitted First-time Freshman, Fall 2006 Source: Proficiency Reports of Students Entering the CSU System, downloaded from November 8, From the American Diploma Project Network

48 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 48 Access California needs better alignment of K-16 educational systems Partnering with Education Roundtable Joining American Diploma Project - K-12 - Higher ed - Business - Career Tech

49 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 49 Resources now available College and Career Planning Taking Center Stage (resources for the middle grades) Closing the Achievement Gap

50 JACK O’CONNELL State Superintendent of Public Instruction 50 Focusing our Attention on Closing the Achievement Gap The goal of closing the achievement gap demands a kind of focused desire. It calls for a willingness to change, to be bold, and to try new ideas. The time has come for us to answer this call. Together we can close the achievement gap and open the door to a better future for every student, without exception.


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