Welcome to the Closing the Achievement Gap Web Site

This Web site is part of the statewide initiative to close the achievement gap. Aimed at supporting the work of policymakers, educators, and interested community members, it is the electronic hub for helpful information, research, and success stories about efforts to close the gap in California. The California Department of Education, its P-16 Council, and WestEd are partnering on this initiative with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

The content on this site will continue to grow, and we encourage you to check back often to see what’s new. We will be posting new research, success stories, and events on a regular basis.

Learn more about the initiative

Achievement Gap Summit 2007 Presentations

Download the P-16 Report (PDF)

P-16 Council Papers and Policy Briefs

State Superintendent Jack O’Connell”s 2010 State of Education address.