Growth and success at SUSD

On Monday, Stockton Unified trustee Lange Luntao shared a document with data taken from the district and state Dept. of Education featuring several areas of growth over the past school year:

  • Increased reclassification rate for English learners from 1,208 in 2015-16 to 1,767 in 2016-17, a 6.5 percent increase, meaning more students are considered proficient English speakers, readers and writers.
  • Number of students earning the state Seal of Biliteracy increased from 26 in 2015-16 to 201 in 2017.
  • Fifty additional high school students received diploma during mid-year graduations.
  • Developed senior non-grad summer program resulting in 127 additional seniors meeting graduation requirements and earning diplomas.
  • Creation of Ethnic Studies course for high school students; pilot program to begin for 2017-18 school year.
  • Recruited and hired Director of Educational Equity, one of two positions in the country.
  • Held first English Learner Summer Program, serving approximately 200 long-term English learners
  • Reduced suspension days throughout district from 12,107 students in 2015-16 to 8,197 in 2016-17.
The first day of class in SUSD begins Aug. 8.

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