Research About the CACC

History of the CACC from 1911-2014


Statistics about the CACC*

  • 86% of California Cadet Corps graduates pursue higher education.  About 3% join the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • California Cadet Corps cadets attend school at a rate 3.8% higher than their non-cadet counterparts.
  • Cadets experience serious disciplinary infractions significantly less often than their non-cadet counterparts.
  • Cadets earn an average of 0.54 grade points higher than their non-cadet counterparts.
  • Cadets score significantly higher on a nationally-normed assessment of leadership skills than students  in grades 4-12 not enrolled in the Cadet program.
  • Cadets outperform by eight percentile points their non-cadet counterparts on the Fitnessgram, the assessment of Fitness and Wellness administered by California schools.
  • Cadets report significant gains in patriotic spirit, leadership development, and preparation for college and careers.

*Source (Studies conducted in 1999 by the State of California Military Department and in 2006/2009 by Mark P. Ryan, Ph.D.)


Comparison of Fitnessgram Results

2007-2008 School Year

Physical Fitness Area

Statewide

(Grades 7/9)

% in the Healthy Fitness Zone

California Cadet Corps Sample

2000 cadets from 4 school districts

Aerobic Capacity
62.15
67.24
Body Composition
69.05
68.77
Abdominal Strength
85.40
89.03
Trunk Extensor Strength
90.00
90.84
Upper Body Strength
73.25
84.61
Flexibility
77.75
82.15
Passing 6 of 6 criteria
34.25
37.89
Passing 5 of 6 criteria
26.75
31.55
“Passing Fitnessgram”
61.00
69.44

8.44% more California Cadet Corps cadets in the statewide sample “passed” the Fitnessgram.


Physical Education Standards Analysis

Grade 7 Standard

Extent to which Cadet Corps Curriculum addresses this standard

Grade 9 Standard

Extent to which Cadet Corps Curriculum address this standard

1.1

Fully

1.1

Fully

1.2

Not at all

1.2

Fully

1.3

Fully

1.3

Partially

1.4

Fully

1.4

Fully

1.5

Partially

1.5

Partially

1.6

Fully

1.6

Fully

2.1

Fully

1.7

Partially

2.2

Partially

1.8

Fully

2.3

Fully

1.9

Fully

2.4

Partially

1.10

Fully

2.5

Fully

1.11

Fully

2.6

Fully

1.12

Fully

2.7

Not at all

2.1

Fully

3.1

Fully

2.2

Fully

3.2

Fully

2.3

Partially

3.3

Fully

2.4

Fully

3.4

Fully

2.5

Fully

3.5

Fully

2.6

Partially

3.6

Fully

2.7

Fully

4.1

Fully

2.8

Partially

4.2

Fully

2.9

Fully

4.3

Fully

2.10

Partially

4.4

Fully

2.11

Fully

4.5

Fully

3.1

Fully

4.6

Partially

3.2

Fully

4.7

Partially

3.3

Fully

4.8

Not at all

3.4

Fully

5.1

Fully

3.5

Fully

5.2

Fully

3.6

Partially

5.3

Fully

3.7

Partially

5.4

Fully

3.8

Partially

5.5

Fully

3.9

Fully

 

 

3.10

Fully

 

From among the 65 specific standards in grade 7 and 9, the California Cadet Corps Curriculum addresses those standards “Fully” in 47 cases or 72%, “Partially” in 15 cases or 23%, “Not at all” in 3 cases or 5%.