The Joint Legislative Audit Committee (audit committee) directed the California State Auditor to conduct an audit of college preparatory coursework (a‑g courses) at a selection of high schools from three school districts. The audit committee also requested the following specific information related to student outcomes:
- The percentage of students, by grade, enrolled in a‑g courses.
- Enrollment rates for a‑g courses by course, grade, race, ethnicity, gender, unduplicated pupil status, and English learner status.
- The percentage of students on track to complete a‑g coursework by grade.
- The a‑g course completion rate by course, grade, race, ethnicity, gender, unduplicated pupil status, and English learner status.
- The average grade point average for students completing a‑g coursework by grade, race, ethnicity, gender, unduplicated pupil status, and English learner status.
The interactive tables linked below are provided in addition to the data in the report and allow a user to obtain the above information for the Coachella Valley, San Francisco, and Stockton Unified School Districts for graduation years 2013 through 2015.
Note: The minimum college preparatory coursework necessary for admission to California’s public universities is two years of history (category A), four years of English (category B), three years of mathematics (category C), two years of laboratory science (category D), two years of foreign language (category E), one year of visual and performing arts (category F), and one year of college preparatory electives (category G).
For an example of the college preparatory portion of a course schedule for a student who completes the minimum college preparatory requirements, see Figure 3 of the report.