ERIC Number: ED418186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Signs of Progress: Preliminary Evidence of Urban School Comeback.
Urban Indicator, v4 n2 Mar 1998
This journal issue presents examples of progress in urban education. It shows preliminary data on system-wide improvement in student achievement, dropout and graduation rates, student attendance, and more. Progress in urban schools is the result of a growing national consensus on what needs to be done, and an increasing emphasis by urban educators on high expectations for students, teacher training and development, promoting accountability, finding social and economic resources, and other components of educational quality. The examples that are given, which do not include all the improvements occurring in all the members of the Council of the Great City Schools, show signs of substantive system-wide progress in: (1) achievement test results; (2) reduced dropout rates (many now in single digits); (3) narrower gaps between students of color and their white counterparts; (4) higher college entrance examination scores with more students taking them; and (5) better average daily attendance. Examples are given from 41 urban school systems. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.