Reports 2

Completed Reports

Mobile Technology Learning Center

* School names are pseudonyms.

SD Tech Assesment

San Diego County Technology Needs Assessment

The purpose of this study was to develop a greater understanding of the way school districts were using technology, as well as gather information about their technology needs, challenges, and future plans.

Mobile Technology in K6 Schools - SB

Mobile Technology in K-6 Schools

This report details the findings of a 2012-13 study of a K-6 School District's 21st Century Learning Initiative. The program, an expansion of a well-received 2011-12 pilot, seeks to foster 21st century learning characterized by the 4C’s (critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration) and facilitated by mobile technology. The report details a series of findings related to district vision, technology styles of leaders, technology integration in classrooms, and evidence of 21st century learning.

SD Tech Assesment

Teaching with Mobile Devices

MTLC researchers were commissioned to conduct case studies of five elementary school teachers in a K-8 School District who utilized either an iPod Touch or iPad as part of their classroom instruction.  This report details three main findings.

Teacher Readiness for 21st Century Learning report cover

Teacher Readiness for 21st Century Learning and Technology Models

Conducted during the 2012-2013 school year, this study assisted K-12 Unified School District administrators in assessing teacher readiness for technology integration. This report helped to inform the district’s professional development strategy and the implementation of their 2013-2014 Technology Plan.

 

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Using iPads for Instruction

This multi-case study explored the use of mobile devices in a one-to-one initiative in a K-6 School District. The findings from the report informed all district stakeholders on how teaching and learning was being affected by the technology and brought to light the various pedagogical practices that were being used in the classroom.

EDC

Free Speech and Privacy Dimensions of Student Misuse of Their Own Electronic Communication Devices (ECD) in Elementary and Secondary Schools

The purpose of this report is to help school personnel in California and other states understand the issues involved in student misuse of their personally owned ECDs, and to help those administrators prepare policies and discipline rules accordingly.


CEPAL Reports

* Where applicable, school names within certain reports are pseudonyms.

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Increasing Access to Effective Teachers for All Children in California: Research Review and Policy Recommendations

This report was conducted in partnership with The National Center for Urban School Transformation. The intent of this study is threefold. First, it presents what research in the field of education has demonstrated to date about the role of teachers in providing a constitutionally guaranteed quality education. Second, it explores the implications of the research findings for state policymakers who are committed to educational equity. Specifically, it identifies current policies and practices that contravene the research. Finally, it proffers a set of recommendations for state education policymakers.

CEPAL Charter Communities Yoga Report cover

Yoga Leadership and Instruction: Lessons Learned from School Communities

Two K-8 schools located in the southeastern region of the United States have maintained a longstanding yoga component within their health and wellness programs. This report details the development of each school’s yoga program from the perspective of school personnel providing evidence to suggest that various school-level contextual factors are responsible for the yoga programs’ distinct implementation paths.

Yoga in Public Schools

Yoga in Public Schools: Evidence from a North San Diego County School District's Yoga Program 2012-2013

This yearlong study was designed to qualitatively capture the experiences of fourth graders in a health and wellness program specifically designed to meet the needs of a population of students impacted by homelessness.

Implementing Yoga in Public Schools: 2012-2013

Implementing Yoga in Public Schools: Evidence from a North San Diego County School District's Pilot Yoga Program 2012-2013

This report contains the formative findings related to the implementation of a north San Diego County school district's pilot yoga program highlighting the experiences of school district personnel during the program’s rollout.

Student Misuse of Electronic Communication Devices (ECD)

Student Misuse of Electronic Communication Devices (ECD) On and Off-Campus (ECD Project) April 2013 (ECD Additional Resources)

The purpose of this report is to help school personnel in California and other states understand the issues involved in student misuse of their personally owned ECDs, and to help those administrators prepare policies and discipline rules accordingly.

San Diego Unified School District: Schools in City Council Districts 1-8

San Diego Unified School District: Schools in City Council Districts 1-8 March 2012

The purposes of this report are to characterize the subpopulation of SDUSD students served within each of the eight San Diego city council districts and to compare each of these subpopulations to the population of students in the district as a whole.

California Mayoral Empowerment Study

California Mayoral Empowerment Study January 2013

Mayoral control of urban school districts, which face many challenges and often fail to provide every K-12 student with a high quality public education, is a reform effort seeking to create a more integrated approach to school governance. This study examines the implications of mayoral influence in public education.

Profile of Latino Students in the SDUSD

Profile of Latino Students in the SDUSD 2002-2011

The purpose of this report is to describe the Latino condition within SDUSD, both over time and in relation to the overall student population.









 

The African American Student Profile: SDUSD

The African American Student Profile: SDUSD October 2011

The purpose of this study is to better understand the African-American condition within the school district, both over time and in relation to the overall student population.

San Diego Unified School District Status Report

San Diego Unified School District Status Report: 2002-2011

This report covers the school years from 2002-03 to 2010-11 and provides information in four areas: student enrollment, demographics, and students in underperforming schools; student performance on national and state tests; student high school performance and college opportunity; and financial and personnel trends.

Involving Chambers of Commerce in Expanding Career Technical Education (CTE Chambers Report)

Involving Chambers of Commerce in Expanding Career Technical Education (CTE Chambers Project)

The Center for Education Policy and Law (CEPAL) at the University of San Diego, in partnership with the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, brought together chambers of commerce and school districts across California to expand and improve the participation of local chambers of commerce in school career and technical education (CTE) programs to provide students with greater opportunities to succeed.

A Study of Career and Technical Education Funding in California and San Diego County

A Study of Career and Technical Education Funding in California and San Diego County May 2008

The purpose of this study was to enhance understanding of the policy, program, and funding environment involved with California career and technical education (CTE) at the state and San Diego County levels.

CEPAL National Trends in Catholic Education

Setting the Context for the Diocese of San Diego Catholic Schools: A Review of the History and Trends in Catholic Schools across the Nation

This is an excerpt from CEPAL's full report: Strengthening Catholic Schools in the Diocese of San Diego (2014). This excerpt focuses on the national trends in and history of Catholic schools across the nation. It is meant to serve as a context for what is occurring locally in the Diocese of San Diego. The majority of issues and challenges that exist throughout the Diocese of San Diego school system follow national patterns that exist in other dioceses.

Legal Implications Digital Tech in Schools

Legal Implications of Using Digital Technology in Public Schools: Effects on Privacy

This report is a condensed version of a much more comprehensive report, published in the Journal of Law and Education. It discusses some of the privacy implications that arise when students use digital technology in public schools. The report identifies three entities that are most likely to breach student privacy: advertisers, criminals, and the government.