OSSS and our partners collected our third round of Early Development Instrument (EDI) data in February. The EDI is a neighborhood-level snapshot of how systems are supporting Kindergarten children’s health, development, and school readiness. The results can inform neighborhood-based planning to hold systems accountable for the well-being of young children.
OSSS and OUSD previously collected and analyzed EDI data in 2017 and 2020 with the support of UCLA. For each round of the EDI, every OUSD kindergarten teacher is asked to complete surveys about each of their students, assessing how systems support children in these developmental domains:
The 2023 EDI data will be analyzed and ready for use by late summer 2023.
To dig into the 2017 and 2020 data, take a look at the Oakland EDI Data Dashboard. OSSS, OUSD, and our community partners have used the EDI in many ways, including applying for and receiving the Emerging Bilingual Collaborative grant to support Dual Language Learners, increasing Social and Emotional Supports in OUSD Early Learning, supporting the San Antonio Family Resource Center’s (FRC) Parent Action Team’s advocacy for San Antonio Park, and informing the Oakland Fund for Children and Youth’s strategic plan. Read more here about our many uses of the data.
In preparation for EDI 2023, OSSS and OUSD made some exciting new changes:
To learn more about the Oakland EDI, take a look at: