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ERIC Number: ED506664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 101
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A Plan to Close the Achievement Gap for African American Students. Final Report. Submitted by the HB2722 Advisory Committee
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
In 2008, the Washington State Legislature passed HB 2722, which called for the appointment of an Advisory Committee charged with creating a plan--which, when fully implemented, will close the education gap for African American students. Beginning in May 2008, the newly appointed HB 2722 Advisory Committee took on this challenging charge. Early in the course of its work, the Committee identified five key areas of education that contribute to both the challenges and the solutions of the achievement gap for African American students: teacher quality, teaching and learning, school and district leadership, student support, and family and community engagement. In doing its work, the HB 2722 Advisory Committee met with experts, educators, community members, students, and parents. The Committee also reviewed the extensive body of research on the causes of and potential solutions to the achievement gap. This is the final report and strategic plan created by the Advisory Committee. It details the five key areas and presents a 15-year Plan which outlines policy recommendations and presents a blueprint of goals, benchmarks and specific strategies for local districts, schools and community actions, followed by opportunities to collaborate and leverage. Appended are: (1) About the Committee; (2) Expert Consultants; (3) Exemplary Programs; (4) Town Hall Summaries; (5) District Conversation Summaries;(6) Data; (7) Millennium Schools Outline; and (8) P-20 Framework. (Contains a bibliography.) [This report was submitted with support from the Center for the Improvement of Student Learning.]
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200. Tel: 360-725-6000; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Identifiers - Location: Washington