District Hosts First Research Practice Forum Focused on Strategies to Improve Student Grade Level Readiness

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Sacramento City Unified School District’s first Research Practice Forum made it’s debut last week with a two day event focused on bringing together academic and research leaders throughout California to develop strategies for improving student grade level readiness. The forum was made possible thanks to funding from the College Futures Foundation and the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, as well as support from Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE). 

The purpose of the forum was to create unique long-term partnerships that align researches and practitioners in colleagueships of expertise to improve educational outcomes for SCUSD students, with a special emphasis on meeting the needs of those student groups that have been historically underserved. 

The district’s current seven areas of focus are: 

  • Third grade readiness (literacy and numeracy)
  • English Learner Redesignation 
  • Middle and High School readiness based on early warning system research
  • Graduation Rate
  • A-G completion 
  • College-Going Culture

We appreciate the generosity of the event sponsors and supporters who made it possible for district staff to be with academic, clinical, technical and community experts to think through solutions for how we can increase grade level readiness rates in our classrooms. We also appreciate Board Members Jessie Ryan, Darrel Woo and Mai Vang, who attended the forum.

If you would like to watch a recording of the forum, please click here.