Childrens Report Card

Sacramento County Childrens Coalition

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Education represents one of the best opportunities to influence positive outcomes throughout the life span. Most educational achievement indicators are closely correlated with employment and economic advancement. Intrestingly, many of the educational indicators for youth in Sacramento County can be viewed both positively and negatively. For instance, the graduation rate in Sacramento County has increased in the last few years, but only 77 percent of high school seniors graduated. The drop-out rate among high school students has decreased, but more than 2,600 left school before graduating.  More than half of Sacramento County graduates go on to college, but a large majority of those attend community college and do not advance to or graduate from a 4 year college. Progress in education must continue in Sacramento County.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:15

School Readiness

Preparing children to learn requires exposure to a number of assets, such as nurturing adult interaction, quality learning experiences, and socialization. Unfortunately, many preschool programs across Sacramento County have been eliminated or reduced due to budget cuts in education.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 15:29

Graduation Rates

Having a high school diploma, GED, or some vocational training is often the minimum requirement for entry-level employment.  since 2009 the Sacramento County graduation rate has increased each year, and the number of students who drop-out has decreased.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:08

School Accountability

California has an integrated accountability system that is based on two distinct sets of requirements. State accountability requirements use at its main indicator the Academic Performance Index or API. Federal accountability requirements, established by the No Child Left
Last Updated on Wednesday, 03 July 2013 13:32

Access to Technology

Technology will continue to play a larger, and more important role in the classroom in order to prepare students for the working world. There is little systematically collected data on how students and schools teach to or use technology in the learning process.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:27

Enrollment and Attendance

As a whole, annual school enrollment has been very stable in Sacramento County over the past 10 years. There are a variety of school options in Sacramento County, with a vast majority of students attending general public schools. Enrollment in
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:36

Academic Achievement

Using criteria established under the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), academic achievement is assessed by using standardized tests and measured by the percent of students performing at or above proficient in English Language Arts and Mathematics.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 July 2013 10:19

Child, Student, and Family Support Services

Over the past decade, the number of student support service personnel has increased by about 16%.  Some student support needs are consistent, but others are dynamic
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:07

Post-Secondary Enrollment

The future of California depends heavily on increasing numbers of Californians with certificates, associate degrees, and bachelor’s degrees.  In Sacramento County, a high percentage of students gain admittance to college, particularly community college,
Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:22