The Annie E. Casey Foundation - Read Early Warning! Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters

Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes - FastFact

Learn about different ways of defining and measuring reading proficiency from the Center on Enhancing Early Learning Outcomes’s FastFact.

Common Core State Standards & English Language Arts Standard

Learn more about the Common Core State Standards, including the key shifts in English Language Arts standards. Achieve the Core offers free, ready-to-use classroom resources designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core and other college and career ready standards.

Double Jeopardy

Results of this longitudinal study, Double Jeopardy: How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation, show that students who do not read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than proficient readers. Report by Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Education Week

Education Week’s annual Quality Counts report focuses on early learning this year, providing a comprehensive look at child care, preschool and state-level programs. The report includes an original analysis of participation in early education programs, poverty-based gaps in enrollment and trends over time, captured in an Early Education Index that grades each state on key indicators. The nation as a whole earns a D-plus on the index.

Harvard Lead for Literacy Initiative

The Harvard Lead for Literacy Initiative is a series of one-page memos written for leaders dedicated to children’s literacy development.

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Research

The Kenneth Rainin Foundation has made significant investments in research to better understand what is needed to unlock potential for Oakland children and support the dreams that Oakland families have for their children’s success. Dr. Marc Hernandez from NORC at the University of Chicago, has been an important partner in this work by conducting national and local research.

Oakland Achieves Report

The Oakland Achieves Public Education Progress Report includes comparable data from all of Oakland’s public schools, district-run and charter. As in past reports, the annual report on student progress in Oakland allows educators, policymakers, and the Oakland Achieves Partnership to track Oakland’s progress, target our resources, and hold ourselves accountable.

Oakland Unified School District

Peruse a wealth of resources designed to help you access and understand education data in OUSD. Look up reports in Google Drive, interact with data through the Leadership Data Portal, submit tickets for data requests, and stay informed about all of the new and exciting data work happening in OUSD.

Reparable Harm

Reparable Harm: Fulfilling the Unkept Promise of Educational Opportunity for California’s Long Term English Learners presents survey data, promising approaches, and policy recommendations regarding the large number of English language learner students in California high schools who lack English proficiency.

Scholastic's Kids and Family Reading

Scholastic’s Kids and Family Reading Report surveys thousands of parents and children each year to evaluate what kinds of books kids enjoy, how they pick reading material, how often they read and more. Among the findings this year: reading aloud to children, even after they are old enough to read on their own, is a strong predictor that they will be frequent readers throughout school.

The Vital Link

The Vital Link: Early Childhood Investment is the First Step to High School Graduation summarizes the research and presents a call to action for business leaders about the importance of early intervention.

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