All California schools follow a six-year accreditation cycle, including Oakland Tech.
Every half dozen years, we conduct a full self-study –– including an action plan to guide our school improvement –– that follows the Focus on Learning model used by Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the California Department of Education.
In the interim years, we gather and review data related to the action plan, assess the effectiveness of the plan and modify the plan, if necessary. The current self-study was completed in February 2015.
Using the school’s Vision Statement, Schoolwide Learning Goals and Critical Needs of Learners as guides, we seek to answer two key questions through the self-study process:
The Focus on Learning model provides five sets of criteria that the we use to assess our effectiveness. In the self-study process, we formed five focus groups –– each of which contribute to the final Self-Study Report.
The completed self-study report provides data that we have collected from many sources, implications of that data for student achievement and school development, the evidence-based analysis that the five focus groups have prepared, and an Action Plan that the school has developed for the next several years.
A copy of Oakland Tech’s self-study is provided here for interested parents, students, school staff and members of the community: