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Oakland Context

**Oakland Unified School District. (2015). Fast facts – 2015–16. Oakland, CA: Author. Available at

This Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) infographic includes key metrics to understand the district’s context and the students it serves, such as information on student and teacher demographics, discipline and attendance, health, graduation, and college-going rates. Visit for a collection of additional publicly available data.

**Oakland Unified School District. (2014). Pathway to excellence 2015–2020. Oakland, CA: Author. Available at update%20pte/OUSD%20Strategic%20Plan%20Update%2008.12.15.pdf

OUSD’s strategic plan outlines a vision for preparing its students on a platform of equity, social justice, and a focus on the development of the whole child. To advance this vision, OUSD commits to build a full service community district where students find joy in their academic experience and graduate with skills to thrive not only for college and career, but for community success. The plan articulates the belief that success starts with talented, committed staff in every school; strategies to achieve this priority include a strong teacher evaluation system and continuous learning through quality professional development. The second priority, having an accountable school district, calls for living out the district’s values at all levels of the system, working collaboratively with charter schools, and supporting high quality performance management systems for both students and teachers. The third priority is to foster quality community schools, with rigorous and equity-based instruction in every classroom and transparent school site governance. This document also contains information about the district’s Local Control Accountability Plan and its programs linking early childhood opportunities with K-12.

Oakland Unified School District. (2016). Fact sheet: Oakland state of the schools 2016. Oakland, CA: Author. Available at

On October 18, 2016, OUSD Superintendent Antwan Wilson gave a presentation to community members about the progress the district has made in recent years and where their work is headed in the future. This document outlines the main messages from Superintendent Wilson’s presentation. It begins with some of the important progress the district has made, such as an increase in graduation rates and reduction of suspension rates. The fact sheet also describes the district’s plan for continuing growth, such as promoting more early childhood programs and expanding social-emotional learning (SEL) at all levels of the system.

**Oakland Unified School District. (n.d.).Oakland Unified School District: District balanced scorecard – 2015–16. Oakland, CA: Author. Available at Domain/3094/OUSD%20District-wide%20Balanced%20Scorecard%20-%202015-16.pdf

The District Balanced Scorecard contains OUSD achievement data from 2010-11 through 2013-14, and indicates progress towards district goals. In addition to academic measures like graduation rates and A-G completion, this document reflects changes in student and parent engagement over time. The final chart shows achievement data broken down by race/ethnicity, English learner status, and other student subgroups. Visit for a collection of additional publicly available data.

**This document is considered a priority reading.