English Language Learners (ELLs) comprise close to one-third of Oakland Unified School District’s (OUSD) student population. While OUSD has pockets of success in many of our schools where ELLs thrive, district-wide data indicates we need to do much better for our students. ELLs are persistently one of the lowest performing subgroups on nearly all academic performance indicators. English Language Learner students are a major part of OUSD's vision that every student thrives! This is long-term work that OUSD is fully committed to seeing through, and we know that given the right supports, our English Language Learners can achieve at high levels and graduate college, career and community ready.
As a result, OUSD is thrilled to launch the 3-year Roadmap to English Language Learner Achievement. The Roadmap is the culmination of 2 years of research and engagement with hundreds of community members including students, families, principals, teachers, central office staff and community partners.
Read more about OUSD's four priority areas to dramatically accelerate outcomes for ELLs over the next 3 years here.