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1 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST – WEST The Education Trust—West Opportunity Audit: Identifying and Bridging Gaps in College and Career Readiness Linda Murray, Superintendent-in-Residence The Education Trust—West

2 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST – WEST © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST—WEST The Education Trust—West Educational Opportunity Audit and Blueprint Purpose: To determine current levels of high school preparation and to identify the changes necessary to ensure access to a college preparatory curriculum for all students.

3 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST – WEST © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST—WEST Opportunity Audit and Blueprint Process Step I: District Demonstrates Commitment to College/Career Readiness Step II: The Educational Opportunity Audit – Uncovering Gaps Step III: Blueprint Design Process – Implementing Change

4 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST – WEST © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST—WEST School board policy or resolution which changes the graduation requirements, aligning them with college and career preparation requirements Step I: District Demonstrates Commitment to College/Work Readiness

5 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST – WEST © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST—WEST Understanding the current level of preparation high school students receive by:  High school transcript analysis  Examination of artifacts including course directories, master schedules, and district policies  Surveys and interviews with key district leaders  Stakeholder focus groups and community conversations Step II: The Educational Opportunity Audit – Uncovering Gaps

6 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST – WEST © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST—WEST The Audit is not meant to produce a list of recommendations. Instead, it serves as a baseline for the “Blueprint” for implementation of college and career-ready curriculum for all students. The Blueprint will be the district’s detailed action plan to implement college and career ready high school preparation for all students Step III: Blueprint Design Process – Implementing Change

7 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST – WEST Released on August 2, 2011 Includes tools for district superintendents, principals, and other site and district leaders to implement an EOA and Blueprint Seminar at Ed Trust National Conference, D.C. November 3, 2011 Sharing Lessons Learned: Book and Conference Seminar

8 © 2011 THE EDUCATION TRUST – WEST Contact Info: Linda Murray Superintendent-in-Residence Follow Ed Trust—West on:


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