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Rickles, Jordan; Heppen, Jessica B.; Allensworth, Elaine; Sorensen, Nicholas; Walters, Kirk – Educational Researcher, 2018
Many high schools use online courses to allow students to retake failed classes in an effort to help get students back on track and graduate. However, there is limited evidence available on the effectiveness of online credit recovery in improving students' long-term outcomes compared with traditional face-to-face credit recovery courses. In this…
Descriptors: High School Students, At Risk Students, Online Courses, Repetition
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Heppen, Jessica B.; Sorensen, Nicholas; Allensworth, Elaine; Walters, Kirk; Rickles, Jordan; Taylor, Suzanne Stachel; Michelman, Valerie – Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2017
Students who fail algebra are significantly less likely to graduate on time, and algebra failure rates are consistently high in urban districts. Identifying effective credit recovery strategies is critical for getting students back on track. Online courses are now widely used for credit recovery, yet there is no rigorous evidence about the…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Urban Youth, Algebra, Mathematics Instruction
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Sebastian, James; Huang, Haigen; Allensworth, Elaine – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
Research on school leadership suggests that both principal and teacher leadership are important for school improvement. However, few studies have studied the interaction of principal and teacher leadership as separate but linked systems in how they relate to student outcomes. In this study, we examine how leadership pathways are related in the…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Leadership, High Schools, Comparative Analysis
Sebastian, James; Huang, Haigen; Allensworth, Elaine – Grantee Submission, 2017
Research on school leadership suggests that both principal and teacher leadership are important for school improvement. However, few studies have studied the interaction of principal and teacher leadership as separate but linked systems in how they relate to student outcomes. In this study, we examine how leadership pathways are related in the…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Leadership, High Schools, Comparative Analysis
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Rumberger, Russell W.; Addis, Howard; Allensworth, Elaine; Balfanz, Robert; Bruch, Julie; Dillon, Erin; Duardo, Debra; Dynarski, Mark; Furgeson, Joshua; Jayanthi, Madhavi; Newman-Gonchar, Rebecca; Place, Kate; Tuttle, Christina – What Works Clearinghouse, 2017
The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenges of preventing dropout in secondary schools. This guide synthesizes the best publicly available research and shares practices that are supported by evidence. It is intended to be practical and easy for teachers and school…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Secondary School Students, Intervention, At Risk Students
Allensworth, Elaine; Evans, Shayne – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Incisive research from the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute on the prevalence and consequences of absenteeism in Chicago schools has highlighted the dramatic effects of even moderate amounts of absences on grades, graduation rates, and student success in college. These insights spurred not only an ambitious 98% attendance goal on…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Incidence, Public Schools, Grades (Scholastic)
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Sebastian, James; Allensworth, Elaine; Huang, Haigen – American Journal of Education, 2016
School principals can play an important role in promoting teacher leadership by delegating authority and empowering teachers in ways that allow them influence in key organizational decisions and processes. However, it is unclear whether instruction and student learning are enhanced by promoting teacher influence in all aspects of school…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Empowerment, Administrator Role
Sebastian, James; Allensworth, Elaine; Huang, Haigen – Grantee Submission, 2016
School principals can play an important role in promoting teacher leadership by delegating authority and empowering teachers in ways that allow them influence in key organizational decisions and processes. However, it is unclear whether instruction and student learning are enhanced by promoting teacher influence in all aspects of school…
Descriptors: Principals, Teacher Leadership, Teacher Empowerment, Administrator Role
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Sebastian, James; Allensworth, Elaine; Stevens, David – Teachers College Record, 2014
Background: In this paper we call for studying school leadership and its relationship to instruction and learning through approaches that highlight the role of configurations of multiple organizational supports. A configuration-focused approach to studying leadership and other essential supports provides a valuable addition to existing tools in…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Administrative Organization, Parent Student Relationship, Qualitative Research
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Allensworth, Elaine; Michelman, Valerie; Nomi, Takako; Heppen, Jessica – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2014
In Chicago, over a quarter of students fail at least one semester of algebra in their ninth grade year, and only 13% of students who fail both semesters of Algebra I in ninth grade graduate in 4 years. Offering credit recovery options is one strategy to deal with high failure rates. The primary goal of credit recovery programs is to give students…
Descriptors: Algebra, Summer Science Programs, Program Improvement, Grade 9
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Sebastian, James; Allensworth, Elaine; Stevens, David – Grantee Submission, 2014
Background: In this paper we call for studying school leadership and its relationship to instruction and learning through approaches that highlight the role of configurations of multiple organizational supports. A configuration-focused approach to studying leadership and other essential supports provides a valuable addition to existing tools in…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Comparative Analysis, Instructional Leadership, Outcomes of Education
Nagaoka, Jenny; Farrington, Camille A.; Roderick, Melissa; Allensworth, Elaine; Keyes, Tasha Seneca; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
Research has shown that in addition to academic knowledge, a variety of noncognitive skills are essential to students' post-secondary success. This article summarizes a review by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) that brought together hundreds of studies of factors that have been tied to academic success…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Student Behavior, Academic Persistence, Interpersonal Competence
de la Torre, Marisa; Allensworth, Elaine; Jagesic, Sanja; Sebastian, James; Salmonowicz, Michael; Meyers, Coby; Gerdeman, R. Dean – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2013
Specific strategies for "turning around" chronically low-performing schools have become prominent, with the U.S. Department of Education enacting policies to promote four school improvement models that include "fundamental, comprehensive changes in leadership, staffing, and governance." Despite the attention and activity…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Research Methodology, Educational Change, Scores
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Allensworth, Elaine – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2013
Chicago has been in the forefront of the country in its use of 9th-grade indicators of dropout. Catalyzed by the development of the freshman on-track indicator and research around it, Chicago school administrators, central office personnel, and external partners have developed a number of mechanisms using 9th-grade indicators to stimulate school…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Urban Areas, Low Achievement, Grade 9
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Allensworth, Elaine; Nomi, Takako; Heppen, Jessica – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2013
The consequences of failing core academic courses during the first year are dire. In Chicago, over a quarter of students fail at least one semester of algebra in their ninth grade year, and only 13% of students who fail both semesters of Algebra I in ninth grade graduate in 4 years. Offering credit recovery options is one strategy to deal with…
Descriptors: Algebra, Repetition, Required Courses, Secondary School Mathematics
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