The Learning Achievement Coalition – Oakland (LAC-O) is a collaboration between the twenty-eight school districts in Oakland County Michigan, Oakland Schools (Intermediate School District), Oakland University, and the University of Michigan dedicated to improving achievement for all students, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners. Together we seek to provide access to high quality curriculum, effective instruction and engaging learning environments for all students.
The collaboration began in 2007 and strives to use regional and local data to increase awareness of disparities in achievement between student groups and to collectively focus resources of students, parents, educators, and community together to attend to three goals for students:
- Quality relationships focused on learning
- Improved adolescent reading comprehension
- Algebra I proficiency by the end of ninth grade.
LAC-O has brought together focused targets, aligned resources, monitoring tools, and public education stakeholders to close learning gaps and improve learning for all students.
To improve achievement for all students while eliminating achievement gaps wherever they exist, especially students of color, students from poverty and non-traditional learners.
We will optimize student engagement in support of high levels of learning.
All Children will enter kindergarten with the social and emotional development necessary to support school success.
All students will show progress in mathematics towards career and college readiness and will meet the career and college ready standards in grade 12.
English Language Arts
All students will improve their comprehension of informational text in all subject areas.