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Research and Evaluation Reports

Differentiated Assistance report

The Effects of Differentiated Assistance on Student Achievement

This report examined whether differentiated assistance (DA) improved student achievement and reduced the achievement gap two years after it was put into place. We estimated the impact of DA impact by comparing districts receiving assistance to changes in districts that never received support, but were similar in terms of their performance on the California Schools Dashboard.

Report  Brief  One-Change  Implementation Guide

Equity Report 2019

Equity Report 2019

This interim report serves to provide school and district leaders, classroom teachers, and other educational stakeholders an in-depth picture of how the California Equity Performance and Improvement Process (CEPIP) works and the progress CEPIP has made on the contexts of implementation, including participants, school culture, and students.

Equity Report 2020Equity Report 2020

This final report summarizes SDCOE and KCSOS' joint efforts to understand (1) how inequities manifest in a school system, (2) if professional learning events improve educators' understanding of equity conscious teaching and leadership practices, and (3) how teachers and school leaders enact their professional learning in their respective contexts.

College Going Diagnostics ReportCollege Going Diagnostics

This college and career readiness report summarizes key findings across several areas of interest including seamless college transition rates, persistency, and degree attainment. Additionally, the report provides several detailed analyses examining barriers to preparedness, college enrollment, persistence, and completion.

Differentiated Assistance LEA SurveyDifferentiated Assistance LEA Survey

This report describes the results of the Differentiated Assistance LEA Survey examining SDCOE leaders' perceptions of the Differentiated Assistance (DA) process in an effort to understand the challenges and barriers to getting the process to work optimally. The primary purpose of this internal survey is to improve the DA process by carefully examining reasons why DA efforts may not be achieving broader goals of reducing performance gaps between student groups.

M3 ReportMathematics, Mindset, and Mastery Program Evaluation

The purpose of this evaluation is to report on the outcomes of the Project M3: Mathematics, Mindset, and Mastery Department of Defense grant in Coronado. The overarching goal of the program is to improve the mathematics achievement of military students along with teachers' capacities in implementing new state standards using data-driven small group instruction and focused professional development.

Equity, Disproportionality, and Design Program EvaluationEquity, Disproportionality, and Design Program Evaluation

This interim report describes the efforts of the San Diego South County SELPA's Equity, Disproportionality and Design (ED&D) program. The overarching goal of the ED&D program is to reduce disproportionality statewide. To accomplish this goal, ED&D focuses (1) reducing the percent of districts with disproportionate representation of racial and ethnic groups in special education from 20% to 12%, and (2) reducing the overall percent of students with disabilities suspended at least once from school from 6.2% to 5% by 2024.

College and Career Index

This study examined the relationship between California's College and Career Index (CCI) and college matriculation for students attending two- and four-year institutions and was designed help school leaders make more informed decisions about postsecondary access and increase the college-going rate of all students.



Choosing the Right College Choosing the Right College Report

Choosing which college to attend is one of many tough decisions students face on their path to attaining a college degree. We designed this report for school and district leaders to provide information about college readiness, college enrollment, persistence, and completion. This report also includes critical information about college retention rates, a key metric students should use in the enrollment process to ensure they have the greatest chance of attaining a college degree.

Report   Brief   Presentation

Make it Easier Guide make it easier guide

We designed the Make it Easier guide to support schools, school leaders, counselors, and others to improve college access and completion. This guide provides some "behavioral nudges" schools can make that will support students to continue along the pathway to enrolling in college. 

Guide   Survey   College Enrollment Guide

Arts for Learning Closeout 

Project Arts for Learning addresses the complex problem of supporting military transitioning students at the level of rigor called for by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in ELA by providing high quality integrated-arts activities. These activities led to improvements in English Language Arts achievement, greater teacher capacity to implement the CCSS with fidelity, and increased integration of Visual and Performing Arts and English Language Arts content.