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ERIC Number: ED505884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 199
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 27
Renaissance Schools Fund-Supported Schools: Early Outcomes, Challenges, and Opportunities
Young, Viki M.; Humphrey, Daniel C.; Wang, Haiwen; Bosetti, Kristin R.; Cassidy, Lauren; Wechsler, Marjorie E.; Rivera, Elizabeth; Murray, Samantha; Schanzenbach, Diane Whitmore
Consortium on Chicago School Research
Chicago's Renaissance 2010 seeks to create 100 new and autonomous schools by 2010. These new schools are expected to increase choice for parents and students, enact innovative practices, and help create a portfolio of schools designed to make the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) more diversified, responsive, and effective. Renaissance Schools Fund (RSF) is a private partner providing support and accountability for 38 of the 54 Renaissance 2010 schools as of the 2007-2008 school year. This report documents early outcomes and implementation issues of the first two cohorts of RSF-supported schools. These 23 schools were established in 2005-06 and 2006-07, and the report is based on data collected during the 2006-07 and 2007-08 school years. This report is based on an analysis of student demographic and achievement data, descriptive data from applications and other documents, and interview and observational data from three rounds of site visits. This study found that the RSF schools are serving Chicago students roughly representative of the CPS student body; the RSF students are performing at statistically similar levels to their matched peers from their former schools after one and two years of operations; and have developed some promising start-up that may point to improved student achievement in the next few years. Three appendices are included: (1); (2); and (3) Case Study Methods. (Contains 9 footnotes, 36 exhibits and 104 tables.) [This study was sponsored by the Renaissance Schools Fund.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Consortium on Chicago School Research; SRI International
Identifiers - Location: Illinois