My last test score post was about the big picture in Oakland Unified. But the story wouldn’t be complete without looking at how individual schools are doing. Some are making dramatic improvements in their scores — for the most part, at the elementary school level.
These 21 schools made double-digit percentage point gains this year in the number of kids who tested at “proficient” or better in reading and/or math:
ACORN Woodland Elementary – 19 in math, 23 in reading
Allendale Elementary – 14 in math, 11 in reading
ASCEND Elementary – 13 in math, 11 in reading
Bridges at Melrose – 11 in math
Brookfield Village Elementary – 10 in math
Franklin Elementary – 16 in reading
Grass Valley Elementary – 12 in math
Horace Mann Elementary – 16 in math
Howard Elementary – 16 in math
La Escuelita Elementary – 11 in math
Manzanita Community Elementary – 17 in math
Markham Elementary – 24 in math, 16 in reading
New Highland Academy – 12 in math
Peralta Elementary – 14 in math, 14 in reading
Piedmont Avenue Elementary – 13 in math
Reach Academy – 14 in math, 13 in reading
Sankofa Academy – 30 in math, 14 in reading
Sobrante Park Elementary – 10 in reading
Whittier Elementary – 11 in reading
Edna Brewer Middle School – 15 in math, 10 in reading
Oakland Community Day High School – 15 in reading
You can see for yourself, thanks to these two handy spreadsheets prepared by OUSD’s data guru, Amy Malen. This one shows the reading scores, and this one shows the math scores, by school. Note: This analysis doesn’t include charter schools.
Read the full story here.
Why do you think so much of the improvement (in scores, anyway) is being made at the elementary school level? What’s happening with Oakland’s high schools?