Changing the Culture of the School One Step at a Time

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Assignment 3
Hilda Gonzalez
Changing the Culture of the School One Step at a Time
Refining Student Achievement in ELD Populations at El
Sereno
Middle School
SOWK 603
Parker Dominguez
February 18, 2010
Assignment 3
Research Question and Hypothesis:
El
Sereno
Middle School, a Title 1 school located in Los Angeles, California follows a traditional schedule and houses 2,227 students and 120 full time teachers. It is comprised of a high concentration of economically disadvantaged students, of which over 95%
are
Hispanic or Latino. El
Sereno
is a very effective school, earning a score of 635 on the API score in 2009(LAUSD,
para
. 5, 2010). Yet despite its success, the school faces consistent challenges in potential dropout rates among the...
The end:
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Appendices:
Figure 1: Percentage of Students per Achievement Level in an ELD class, 2009
CST ELA Data by Ethnicity
Year
ReportGroup
DemographicsGroup
# Tested
ProficientorAbove
Far Below Basic
Below Basic
Basic
Proficient
Advanced
%
by Strand
01
02
03
04
05
06
2008 - 2009
Teacher
Latino/Hispanic
161
84(52%)
10(6%)
22(14%)
45(28%)
56(35%)
28(17%)
65
66
63
69
64
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Figure 2: Percentage of Caucasian Students per Achievement Level in a regular English class, 2009