The following documents include legislation, external evaluations and essays written by and about the California Academic Partnership Program:
What it Takes to Create an Effective Homework Center in Your School (2010).
This 8-minute DVD and the accompanying pamphlet present simple, powerful strategies schools can implement to create successful Homework Centers and extend learning time for their students. (pdf, 1.25MB)
Tasha Comes Home (2010).
This beautifully illustrated booklet is a continuation of Tasha's passage. Tasha Comes Home continues the journey of Tasha, a Yurok Indian, who finds success in both worlds. After graduating college she decides that teaching would provide her with a meaningful way to give back to her community. (pdf, 3.46MB)
Tasha Goes to University (2009).
This beautifully illustrated booklet depicts the journey through secondary school and the first year of college for an American Indian student who is a member of the Yurok Tribe. (pdf, 3.46MB)
Stories from Schools (2009).
A collection of case studies highlighting school improvement initiatives supported by the California Academic Partnership Program. Case studies are written by high school educators and educational partners who worked with underperforming urban and rural high schools in California. Each case study is accompanied by commentaries that offer an additional perspective on the story being told. (pdf, 2.72MB)
Program in America and California Exploration (PACE) (2009).
This book, by PACE founder and former California Secretary of Education Gary Hart, is a chronicle of the development of the PACE program at Kennedy High School in Sacramento. It is a practical tool with lessons learned, and a guide for high school administrators, teacher leaders and parents who want to create college preparation programs. (pdf, 9.5MB)
Policy Report; How Lower Performing Schools Can Help Students Pass the High School Exit Exam and Prepare for College: Promising Practices from the CAPP CAHSEE Initiative (2009).
This report describes the California Academic Partnership Program's (CAPP) CAHSEE initiative that explored school-level strategies that can help support students pass the high school exit exam, improve academic performance, and prepare for college. It is intended to help schools serving students at risk of failing the high school exit exam support their students to pass the CAHSEE and prepare for college. (pdf, 165K)
Improving Standards-Based Instructions: An Interview with Trudy Schoneman, Instructional Leadership Initiative Director (2009).
The Instructional Leadership Initiative (ILI) was implemented to develop the capacity for schoolwide, standards-based instruction by building the skills of teacher leaders (pdf, 626K)
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Final Evaluation Report: School Years 2000-01 through 2007-08 (2008).
This six-year long evaluation explores the extent to which the nine school-based partnership projects funded by CAPP met the goals of the initiative. (pdf, 433K)
PACE Evaluation (2007).
This evaluation reports on the Program of America and California Explorations (PACE), an intensive, four-year honors program at Kennedy High School in Sacramento. (.doc, 272k)
CAHSEE Policy Report (2007).
This Policy Report on California High School Exit Exam describes the Lessons Learned from Ten High Schools. (pdf, 388k)
Evaluation of the California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) Standards Implementation Grants
Final Report - Executive Summary (2005).
This final evaluation report briefly describes the CAPP Standards Implementation Projects with a special emphasis on the reasons programs implementation succeeds, unanticipated effects, and ways to improve implementation. (pdf, 305k)
Inside High School Reform: Making the Changes That Matter (2005).
This interview with Jordan Horowitz, author of Inside High School Reform: Making the Changes that Matter, Horowitz discusses the lessons learned from the seven years of research on schools trying to improve college readiness.
"Raising Student Achievement Through Effective Education Partnerships" - A report of the California Alliance of Pre K-18 Partnerships (2004).
This report on the effectiveness of education partnerships details the project that was carried out in collaboration with seven active education partnerships and a statewide board of experts. The primary purpose of the Alliance project was to develop policy recommendations to strengthen education partnerships with a special emphasis closing the achievement gap. (.pdf, 1.4Mb)
Final Evaluation of the CAPP Curriculum Projects (2003).
This is the final evaluation report for the California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) Curriculum Projects that were funded from 1997 through 2002. (pdf, 176K)
CAHSEE, "Gearing up for the High Stakes Test" by the Institute for Education Reform, and California Education Policy Seminar (2002).
This report documents the proceedings at the California High School Exit Exam seminar. A summary is provided of the presentations, along with highlights of the question-and answer exchanges that were interspersed with the presentations. (pdf, 89K)
How Intersegmental Collaborative Projects Become Institutionalized: A Portrait of the Evolution and Lasting Effects of Five California Academic Partnership Projects (2000).
This study explores the factors that influenced the process and intensity of institutionalization of CAPP funded projects. These findings are designed to assist the CAPP Office in evaluating the potential of partnership projects to become institutionalized, as well as to provide support to partnership projects in the process. (pdf, 374KB)
Implementation and Evaluation of Technology-Based Multimedia Instructional Materials in Mathematics (2001).
This report describes the setting of a multi-media mathematics instructional project in Algebra and includes sections on implementation, evaluation and dissemination.
A Primer on Educational Partnerships: Ingredients for Success (1998).
This primer outlines various kinds of partnerships, and sets forth ten elements or ingredients of successful educational partnerships. It is designed to give information about what it means to participate in a partnership, so you may decide if this approach will fit your goals and potential partners. (pdf, 445k)
Algebra: Providing Access for All (1997).
In order to provide access for all students in higher level mathematics, California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) and Culver City Unified School District (CCUSD) formed a partnership to improve the mathematics achievement of under- represented students in CCUSD. Specifically, the goal was to eliminate defacto tracking in all math courses so that the ethnic distribution of enrollment in upper level classes would be representative of the overall ethnic distribution of the school.
A Brief History of CAPP: 1984-1997 (1997).
The California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) was conceived to test the viability of a collaborative model of higher education and K-12 in the service of school reform and educational equity efforts.
Final Evaluation 1993-96 Program Cycle Executive Summary (1996).
This document is the External Evaluation of the CALIFORNIA ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM. It is the Final Evaluation of 1993-96 Program Cycle, which provides an overview of the CAPP project.
California Education Code, Chapter 11. California Academic Partnership Program (1984).
The legislation establishing CAPP.
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