A recent report from The Broad Foundation shows Long Beach is one of a few large school districts nationwide that are outperforming their states.
The report says that Long Beach is among an even more select group of school systems that are:
• Better at serving African-American students;
• Better at serving Hispanic students;
• Better at serving low-income students.
The report, which is the first Broad Prize "data brief," says Long Beach is succeeding because:
• Teachers use a common, core pedagogy that outlines specific expectations and instructional requirements and encourages higher-order thinking;
• Teachers receive regular objective feedback from classroom walk-throughs that are aligned to school and district goals;
• Student achievement goals drive recruitment, selection, hiring and placement of staff;
• The school district undergoes continuous improvement that is fueled by extensive student data analysis and comprehensive evaluation of progress;
• The school district keeps the community engaged and involved;
• Students have extensive school choice and individualized learning opportunities (about 40 percent of students attend an out-of-boundary school).
View the full report.