Oakland Achieves Partnership: Second Annual Progress Report

The Oakland Achieves Partnership has released its second annual progress report focused on key Oakland student outcomes. The report explores the cradle-to-career education continuum and helps set a course for the key investments that can be made right now to make college attainment a reality for every public school student. Highlights from the report include:

  • Just over 75% of Oakland’s students qualify as low-income and one-third are English Language Learners. Latino students account for the majority of Oakland Unified School District’s population and enrollment by African American students has continued to decline.
  • While Oakland schools experienced a decline in API scores, similar to across the state, approximately a third of schools still met the target of 800 API.
  • Less than half of students of color enter school with an early literacy skill (first sound fluency and letter naming) that is closely associated with later literacy.
  • Half of second through fifth grade students tested proficient or above in English Language Arts.
  • Nearly half of seventh and eighth grade students tested proficient or above in Algebra 1.
  • Across all ethnic groups, girls had a higher rate of passing both English Language Arts and math on the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in 10th grade than boys.
  • Sixty-three percent (63%) of Oakland students graduate from high school in four years.