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1 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. National Center for Urban School Transformation May 8, 2008 SYSTEMIC SCHOOL REFORM The Long Beach Way

2 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. Why LBUSD Is a Broad Prize Finalist LBUSD vs. Other California Districts Serving Students with Similar Income Levels (2007) ElementaryMiddleHigh ReadingOutperform MathematicsOutperform LBUSDs low-income, African American, and Hispanic students outperformed their peers in similar districts in reading and math at all grade levels.

3 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. LBUSD vs. Other California Districts Serving Students with Similar Income Levels ( ) ElementaryMiddleHigh Reading+ Greater Improvement Mathematics Greater Improvement LBUSDs low-income, African American, and Hispanic high school students showed greater improvement than their peers in similar districts in reading and math. Why LBUSD Is a Broad Prize Finalist

4 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. LBUSD vs. State: Increase in Percentage of Students at Proficiency or Above ( ) ElementaryMiddleHigh Reading+Faster Growth MathematicsFaster Growth Why LBUSD Is a Broad Prize Finalist

5 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. LBUSD vs. State: Narrowing the Achievement Gap between Hispanics and Whites ( ) Elementary Level ReadingFaster than the State MathematicsFaster than the State EXTRA FACT SAT and Advanced Placement exam participation rates for African American and Hispanic students increased, as did their average SAT scores. Why LBUSD Is a Broad Prize Finalist

6 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. The Long Beach Way KEYS TO SUCCESS Aligned Instruction and Professional Development Pilots Feedback Loops Walkthroughs Comprehensive Interventions Regardless of whether the Long Beach Unified School District wins the Broad Prize for Urban Education … it has already set a standard for others to follow. Lynn Olson, Inside the Long Beach Way, Education Week, September 2007

7 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. The Long Beach Way KEYS TO SUCCESS Education Trumps Politics High Standards Focus on Achievement Gaps New Teacher Support Leadership Pipeline Development Truly Ended Social Promotion Improving on its past performance in a way that should be an inspiration for urban school districts everywhere…. The Long Beach Way, Los Angeles Times, September 19, 2007

8 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. The Long Beach Way KEYS TO SUCCESS Advanced Placement Expansion Retention Policy Stakeholder Involvement Professional Development –Comprehensive and Highly Focused –Ongoing and Embedded Baldrige / Continuous Improvement The instruction in Long Beachs classrooms is some of the best Ive ever seen. Megan Tupa, SchoolWorks Quoted in Hometown Success, District Administration, April 2008

9 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. The Long Beach Way KEYS TO SUCCESS Continuous Learning Systems Pilot New Strategies Academic and Career Success Initiative Long Beach College Promise Partnership with Fresno Unified Sharing Best Practices Our state policymakers can learn some things from Long Beach Unified … a national model for success urban district management. Jack OConnell, State of Education Address, January 2008

10 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. Targets for Academic Success Initiative CategoryMetricCurrent Figure2013 Target Leading Indicator 5 th Grade ELA Proficiency44%70% 5 th Grade Math Proficiency56%70% 8 th Grade ELA Proficiency38%55% Gen. Math Proficiency in 8 th Grade25%50% 8 th Grade Algebra I Enrollment30%60% 8 th Grade Algebra I Proficiency68%75% CAHSEE in 10 th Grade74%85% Graduation Rate80%90% Postsecondary Eligibility A-G Completion Rate38%60% Performance on SAT and ACT Collect More Data Monitor for Growth Determine Targets Later College/Career Readiness AVID Participation (MS and HS) AP Enrollment and Passage Early Assessment Program College Admissions

11 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. Long Beach College Promise Inform students and parents of the A-G Requirements and college and career preparation beginning in sixth grade. Collaborate with LBCC and CSULB to consider the establishment of student benchmarks for guaranteed college admission. Align higher education initiatives with substantive career technical education programs. BOARD POLICY (September 2007) LONG BEACH COLLEGE PROMISE Goal and Key Players We promise the opportunity of a college education to every student in the Long Beach Unified School District. Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach City College, and California State University, Long Beach. Key Features Gateway to Greatness : LBCC commits to providing a tuition-free semester to every LBUSD student (by 2011). Offer of Admission : CSULB commits to accepting all students who complete minimum college preparatory or transfer requirements. Multiple Pathways : Supports many different postsecondary plans that may interest students. Seamless Education : Builds upon a longstanding partnership between LBUSD, LBCC, and CSULB. A standard of K-12 / college collaboration that will serve as a model for many other districts nationwide. -- The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation ACCOMPLISHMENT (March 2008)

12 To support the personal and intellectual success of every student, every day. Summary Despite all the distractions, the district continued to move ahead, and achievement continued to rise. Center for Reform of School Systems, School Reform: The Long Beach Way, February 2008 This is a tremendous recognition that the dedicated teachers and administrators of Long Beach have earned … [in a] demanding and complex time. Jack OConnell, April 2, 2008


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