Achievement Gap Task Force - to ensure every student graduates high school prepared to succeed in college and career.

Achievement Gap Task Force

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The San Diego County Office of Education established the Achievement Gap Task Force (AGTF) in 2003 to ensure every student graduates high school prepared to succeed in college and career. This countywide collaboration, which includes the superintendents of the county’s 42 school districts as well as local education and business leaders, meets throughout the year to discuss the trends and patterns reflecting opportunity gaps for students.


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The task force hosts forums twice a year to bring student voice to the forefront of conversations and decision-making, and share practices that work to increase equity and access for all students by eliminating opportunity gaps.

The San Diego County Achievement Gap Task Force has been praised throughout the state for its innovative work and its commitment to ensuring the success of each and every student.

In October, AGTF Chair Kevin Holt and Sweetwater Union Superintendent Karen Janney and SDCOE representatives Jean Madden-Cazares and Erin Richison presented at the preeminent College Board Forum on the efforts of the Task Force. Click here to view the presentation.


​Meeting Schedule

Achievement Gap Task Force​ meetings​​​

​Achievement Gap Task Force meetings are held at the San Diego County Office of Education's main campus.

2016-17 Meeting Schedule

      • June 2, from 8 - 10 a.m. in room 508

Superintendents' and School Leaders' Forums

AGTF Superintendents' and School Leaders' Forums are held from 8 a.m. to noon

      • Spring 2018 date TBD