Eliminating Opportunity Gaps

Pillar 1 Academic Excellence


Eliminate opportunity gaps, advance anti-racist instructional practices, and personalize learning for all students


Implementing instructional systems that directly recognize and address the unique needs of specific student groups is critical to disrupting persistent, systemic gaps


Enact anti-racist, anti-bias practices and eliminate other barriers to student success through policy revisions, regular trainings, and ongoing review of instructional materials

Expand Universal Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten offerings and use research-based curricula to provide engaging play to young learners, focused in communities most in need of academic support

Offer programs and supports that prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed as they transition to middle school or high school

Target high-impact intervention and instructional programs to accelerate learning - such as summer school, Acceleration Days, and tutoring - for students most in need, including English Learners, students with disabilities, students in foster care, students experiencing homelessness, and other historically underserved groups

Act upon early-warning indicators to ensure all students remain on track

Offer multiple opportunities for intervention and credit recovery during and outside of the regular school day to students in need

Create a learning environment that promotes inclusive education for students with disabilities to foster higher expectations for academic, social, and vocational outcomes

Advance the implementation of the Black Student Achievement Plan

Advance programs and initiatives that support success for underrepresented student groups, including Asian American, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian, American Indian, and Native Alaskan students


By 2026, we will:

Increase to 70% the percentage of high school students who are "On Track" to graduate meeting all A-G requirements with grades of C or better

Increase English Learner reclassification rates to 25% (from 15.8% in 2019-20)

Increase percentage of students that are ready for kindergarten based on their Desired Results Developmental Profile (DRDP) scores

85% in social-emotional development

87% in language and literacy development

90% in math development

Increase the percentage of students with disabilities who are in the general education program at least 80% of the school day to 80% (from 58.8% in 2020-21)

Ensure 100% of employees have completed implicit bias training