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ERIC Number: ED502146
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 34
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 20
Characteristics of California School Districts in Program Improvement. Issues & Answers. REL 2008-No. 055
Crane, Eric W.; Huang, Chun-Wei; Derby, Kenwyn; Makkonen, Reino; Goel, Aditi M.
Regional Educational Laboratory West
This descriptive analysis provides a statistical profile of California's Title I school districts in program improvement. As an independent analysis of these districts in the aggregate, it is intended to inform the context for district improvement as California rolls out and refines its district intervention strategies. A key finding of this study is that the district level of California's accountability system is identifying problems that are missed at the school level. This study finds that more than a third of California's Title I school districts (344 of 961) did not make adequate yearly progress in 2005/06, including all but 22 of the state's districts in program improvement. Implications for research and practice are presented. Appended are: (1) research questions, data sources, and methodology; (2) the 159 California districts in program improvement in 2006/07, with their 2005/06 student enrollments; and (3) summary of California's district accountability system. (Contains 2 boxes, 9 tables, 4 figures, and 11 notes.) [This report was prepared for the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) by Regional Educational Laboratory West administered by WestEd.]
Regional Educational Laboratory West. Available from: WestEd. 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1242. Tel: 877-493-7833; Tel: 415-565-3000; Fax: 415-565-3012; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory West (ED)
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
IES Funded: Yes