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Oakland Unified School District: Mapping Opportunity. Council of Great Cities Schools Annual Conference October 2014 Presenters: Jody London, Director, Board of Education Susan Radke, Mapping Analytics Specialist. Oakland Unified School District: Overview. 124 schools, 47,000 students - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Oakland Unified School District: Mapping Opportunity

Oakland Unified School District: Mapping OpportunityCouncil of Great Cities Schools Annual ConferenceOctober 2014

Presenters:Jody London, Director, Board of EducationSusan Radke, Mapping Analytics Specialist

Oakland Unified School District: Overview124 schools, 47,000 students86 district schools, 37,000 students 38 charter schools, 10,000 students 38.1% Latino, 30.6% African American, 14.1% Asian, 11.8% white, 2.6% other, 1.3% Pacific Islander, 1.0% Filipino71.4% Free or Reduced-Price LunchState receivership 2003-20092011 Strategic Plan: Community Schools, Thriving Students

OUSDs QuestionsIn addition to their academic scores, what do we know about our students and families?What community conditions impact our student success?What partnerships exist in our school sites to support our students & families?

Initial strategic planning process to identify what factors contribute to our students academic success. Grocery stores, violence, health indicators, etc. were not previously collected centrally by the District. 3

ousd.maps.arcgis.comOUSD Web Map Center Website

The OUSD Web Map Center contains an array of maps and apps that support administrative and research initiatives undertaken by the Research, Assessment & Data (RAD) department of the Oakland Unified School District.

School Finder MapInteractive live web map of all current schools, attendance areas, and city political boundaries (Oakland has 7 electoral districts for purposes of city council and school board elections).

2010 Opportunity Mapping: Informed Our Strategic PlanOUSD's Opportunity Mapping project shows where conditions exist that tend to produce positive outcomes for kids, and where opportunity is lacking and the challenges for students are greater. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is used to map the distribution of school-based and District-wide traditional and non-traditional indicators of student performance and community health.

Modeled after the Opportunity Mapping project developed at the Kirwan Institute of The Ohio State University (

2013-2014 Environmental Factors Map: Informed Implementation of New Budget ProcessMapping school neighborhood stress factors in support of budgeting for equity via Local Control Funding Formula.

Violent CrimeFresh Food accessIncomeUnemploymentAsthma/Air QualityLiquor storesResidential vacancyTo realize our vision of a high-quality, full-service community school in every neighborhood, we need to invest in those schools that serve communities of highest need.

The Environmental Factors place-based analysis helps to identify those schools and places where such sustained and concentrated investment is needed.

District Medical Services Support

Mapping current students with medical conditions requiring treatment; aligned with citywide MediCal enrollment: Diabetes Controlled medications Seizures/Diastat Severe Allergies/Epi Pin Sickle Cell Disease

Digital Divide Map: Informs student access to internet/computerThe digital divide is the inequality between those who can reliably connect to the Internet and computers and those who cannot.

In East and West Oakland, its estimated that 30% of households fall in this divide, making it more likely these communities are cut off from the tools and resources they need online.Oakland Local, 12/23/13

OUSD surveyed students and parents to determine home access to computers and internet.

Access tallied per school, and cross- referenced with Free & Reduced Lunch, Foster Care, English Learners students. (Local Control Funding Formula supplemental and concentration focus groups)

School Community Partnerships: Implementation of Community Schools Goal

District-wide mapping in support of school-community partnerships. Partnership organization inventory at each school site:Alignment of partnership service elements with school & community needs, e.g.: Academic & Social Emotional Learning aligned with chronic absenteeism Health & Wellness aligned with students in healthy fitness zone

Applying the Data Environmental factors analysis included in 2014-15 site budgeting formulaPartnerships can now be cultivated based upon community needProgram supports for schools can be assigned according to student and family needStaff can be assigned according to student needs (e.g., diabetes)

Data can now be used to make programmatic decisions based upon need. 11

Thank You!

Jody LondonDirector, Board of [email protected]

Susan Radke Mapping Analytics SpecialistDepartment of Research, Assessment, and Data [email protected] Data can now be used to make programmatic decisions based upon need. 12

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