|A study on “The Conditions of K-12 Education in the Greater San Gabriel Valley” has been released by the College of Education & Integrative Studies and Edison International.|
The College of Education & Integrative Studies (CEIS) and Edison International have released a joint study on “The Conditions of K-12 Education in the Greater San Gabriel Valley.”
CEIS Dean Joan Bissell collaborated with doctoral students Christine Copp, Coleen Maldonado and Robert Pletka to produce the report.
While there are many outstanding examples of schools in the region that provide exceptional opportunities and facilities for student learning, there are key areas of concern that have the potential to undermine the region's reputation for academic excellence, the report states. Those areas discussed include overcoming language barriers, a growing need for qualified teachers, disparity in academic performance for subsets of students, lack of preparation for college entrance, high school dropout rates and failure to take advantage of technology.
The report was prepared to serve as a tool for community, business and educational leaders to further consider how K-12 education contributes to the achievement of academic excellence and economic prosperity in the region. This analysis compares the level of student achievement and factors that impact opportunities to learn in the region to statewide and nationwide averages.
“The data within this report — indicators that speak to student performance, teacher quality, opportunity-to-learn factors and technological infrastructure — set a benchmark that can guide their strategy and measure their results as they move forward in a collaborative effort to improve the conditions of K-12 education for everyone in the community,” the report states.
The report findings are based on the most current data available at the time of analysis from state, federal and local sources. Data was collected for two geographic regions within the Greater San Gabriel Valley school districts in the eastern part of Los Angeles County that surround the Cal Poly Pomona campus and school districts in the Eastern San Gabriel Valley/Western Inland Empire region that surround corporate headquarters of Southern California Edison.
To view the full report, click here.