University of California, Irvine
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FOCUS! activities and outcomes are assessed continually, engaging all stakeholders in the process of program reform. An Assessment & Evaluation Team, comprising specialists from FOCUS! school districts and UCI, supports the efforts of an evaluation manager who monitors student outcomes, oversees the assessment of teaching quality, and disseminates results to all partnership members.


  • Engagement of teachers and administrators in professional development activities
  • Strengths of district teachers in content, pedagogy, student engagement, and assessment
  • Student performance in mathematics and science, disaggregated by student group
  • Involvement of higher education faculty in K-12 efforts
  • New teachers trained, and experienced teachers retained
  • Community and regional involvement in FOCUS! initiatives
  • “Value-added” benefit of FOCUS! efforts
  • Impact of a data-driven culture on student achievement