The Getting Down to Facts II project conducted research that resulted in 36 methodologically robust technical reports that span four aspects of California’s PreK-12 education system: student success, finance, governance, and personnel.
- California's 11th grade tests of language arts and math—which are good predictors of college success—indicate that less than 30 percent of 11th grade students are ready for college-level work in both areas.1.91 MB
- Students who were economically disadvantaged made significantly greater progress in charter schools than their peers in traditional public schools in 2014, but data to do the same analysis with current state tests were not available.404.95 KB
- California's test scores, graduation rates and suspension rates have improved, but California still lags the nation both in average outcomes and in the equality of outcomes across student groups.13.05 MB
- Though socio-economic conditions for California public school children have improved overall, one in five California schoolchildren live in poverty.716.78 KB
- More than half of California's high schools offer career technical education programs, with students completing pathways at differing rates, by background characteristics.2.31 MB
- Much of the large achievement gaps in California are evident at school entry, in part due to an early education system that is underfunded, fragmented, and inefficient.5.07 MB
- California's English Learner Roadmap sets out a path for improving instruction and outcomes that national research supports, but implementation will require additional investments.980.71 KB