Read EdSource Today's detailed coverage of the Gov. Brown's budget revision for education
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The end of 7th grade provides an important moment to assess how prepared California's students are to succeed in the more advanced math curriculum.
A PowerPoint presentation that district and school leaders can use to start the conversation about improving Middle Grades performance.
Action Kit for Superintendents and Principals, designed to help school leaders identify & implement actionable practices that set higher-performing schools apart.
The Middle Grades Action Kit centerpiece, including self-assessments and a compendium of actionable practices that set higher-performing schools apart.
These nine school profiles describe how selected schools from the Gaining Ground study are thinking about, undertaking, and improving their practice.
These principal and teacher survey tools are designed to help middle grades leaders evaluate practices in their school
This 2-page summary presents key messages regarding algebra placement from the EdSource study Improving Middle Grades Math Performance.
This policy brief is based on an extended
analysis of 8th grade mathematics placements in the 303 California
schools that participated in our 2010 Gaining
Ground in ... Read more February 2011
Based on an EdSource research study, this report explores the
community college system’s challenges and opportunities related to
One of a series, this is a free 2-page Q&A on community college for college-bound
high school students and their parents.
One of a series, this is a free 2-page Q&A on options beyond high school for
getting a diploma, its equivalency, or further education.
One of a series, this is a free 2-page Q&A on the University of California system's
new admissions policies plus information on how to apply and where to ... Read more October 2010
One of a series, this is a free 2-page Q&A on the California State University
system's admissions policies plus information on how to apply and where
to ... Read more October 2010
Esta accesible guía de dos páginas está repleta de información, recursos y sugerencias sobre como obtener un diploma, su equivalente o de ... Read more October 2010
Un corto y gratuito informativo con preguntas y respuestas sobre las
nuevas políticas de admisión de la Universidad de California (University
of ... Read more October 2010
corto y gratuito informativo con preguntas y respuestas sobre las
universidades comunitarias para los estudiantes de preparatoria que
piensan asistir a la ... Read more October 2010
Un corto y gratuito informativo con preguntas y respuestas sobre las
políticas de admisión del sistema de la Universidad Estatal de
California ... Read more October 2010
This 20-page report describes the Common Core State
Standards Initiative and the issues California
may consider in deciding whether to adopt them.
A 6-page report on the EdSource 2010 Forum held on March 19, 2010.
This 22-page report provides a broad overview of the methodology, limitations, and findings of EdSource's large-scale study of 303 middle grades schools in California.
This 8-page executive summary is excerpted from the Initial Research Report -
Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better.
This presentation helps explain the Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades study.
This report describes California's efforts to implement the multiple
pathways approach to high school reform and addresses critical
questions about its potential.
This report provides a thorough and balanced look at California's debate about when students should be required to take Algebra I and how to assure that they have a ... Read more May 2009
Two-page executive summary of EdSource's publication Algebra Policy in California: Great Expectations and Serious Challenges.
This guide explains why it is important for students to learn algebra in high school and what parents can do to support their success.
Esta guía explica a los padres y a los estudiantes porque los educadores consideran el aprender el álgebra algo tan importante.
A two-page Q&A for high school students about community college as a first step toward a bachelor's degree.
Dos páginas de Preguntas y Respuestas para estudiantes de preparatoria,
acerca de como la universidad comunitaria puede ser un primer paso para
obtener una ... Read more December 2008
Dos páginas de Preguntas y Respuestas para estudiantes de preparatoria acerca de las universidades comunitarias.
This report looks at how K-12 and community college educators can work together to better prepare high school students for the transition to community college.
A two-page summary of report highlights including links to sources for more
This report discusses the current status of California’s education data system, including CALPADS and CALTIDES.
More than 10% of California’s public high school students attend some kind of alternative program.
This report looks at current projections for California's workforce needs in serveral important science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
This summary highlights the education requirements of some of the state's fastest-growing occupations and looks at math and science performance and enrollment data for ... Read more January 2008
This guide discusses what students need to do today to prepare for tomorrow's jobs.
This report explores three leverage points related to high school curriculum.
This 2-page summary highlights three levers that state policymakers and local schools can use to strengthen high school curriculum.
This guide helps parents and students evaluate career technical programs available after high school.
This report describes the history and status of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) and addresses its key issues.
Loaded with tables and graphs, this report looks at California high school performance measures.
This brief provides basic background on how career and technical education is changing and its current status and scope in California.
Report from EdSource's 2005 Forum, Shaking up the Status Quo: the Movement to Transform High School.
This set of four Q&As provides comprehensive information for
college-bound high school students and their parents.
Esta guía proporciona información exhaustiva para los estudiantes de la escuela preparatoria que irán a la Universidad, y para sus padres.
This publication describes the community college system's mission, programs, and students.
This summary highlights the difficulties inherent in raising expectations for the state's community colleges.
This report examines how California's middle grade students are performing against state standards-particularly in algebra.
This brief summarizes the February 2003 EdSource report, California's Lowest Performing Schools: who they are, the challenges they face, and how ... Read more February 2003
How well is California doing? Using data and graphs, this 20-page report, written in 2002, zeros in on student achievement in areas such as English language arts and ... Read more June 2002
This June 2001 report examines California's high-stakes testing, including an analysis of high-stakes testing by researchers and a debate on its pros and cons. June 2001
This report summarizes the findings of a January 2001 EdSource survey of California high school and middle school principals.
This guide provides impartial, factual answers to frequently asked questions about the exam.
Our annual update of the state's education budget and key legislative decisions for the 2000–01 school year examines funding plans for assessment and ... Read more October 2000
Had voters passed it, Proposition 38 would have provided tax-free scholarships (vouchers) for private school tuition to the parents of all California K–12 ... Read more September 2000
This June 1999 report offers an extensive examination of the challenges facing high schools in California.
Finding space for the growing student population presented an enormous challenge. This report explains the dimensions of the problem.
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