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Allan, Elizabeth J.; Kerschner, David; Payne, Jessica M. – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2019
This investigation reports findings from survey data collected from 5,880 students enrolled at seven U.S. research universities. Building on previous studies, this investigation found that hazing occurred across a range of student groups and included high-risk drinking, social isolation, personal servitude, and humiliation. Although students…
Descriptors: Hazing, Student Personnel Services, Student Attitudes, Risk
Allensworth, Elaine M.; Clark, Kallie – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2019
High school GPAs (HSGPAs) are often perceived to represent inconsistent levels of readiness for college across high schools, while test scores (e.g., ACT scores) are seen as comparable. This study tests those assumptions, examining variation across high schools of both HSGPAs and ACT scores as measures of academic readiness for college. We find…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, High School Students, College Readiness, Scores
Research for Action, 2019
Outcomes-based funding (OBF) has become an increasingly common tool for states seeking to improve student outcomes, and the inclusion of certificates in OBF policies has been subject to considerable scrutiny. But studying the effects of OBF on certificates is exceptionally challenging. Certificates vary greatly in length, type, and labor market…
Descriptors: Financial Support, Outcome Based Education, Certification, State Aid
Villavicencio, Adriana; Klevan, Sarah; Kemple, James – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
"The Expanded Success Initiative: Challenges and Progress in the Pursuit of College and Career Readiness for Black and Latino Young Men" synthesizes findings from the Research Alliance's four-year evaluation of Expanded Success Initiative (ESI). This report, draws on hundreds of interviews and focus groups with ESI school leaders,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, African American Students, Hispanic American Students
Gordon, Molly F.; Jiang, Jennie Y. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
This is UChicago Consortium's first comprehensive brief on student teachers and the student teaching experience in Chicago Public Schools (CPS). It synthesizes findings from research done in partnership with researchers from National Louis University, University of Michigan, and Stanford University, using CPS teacher data, along with surveys of…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Student Teaching, Public Schools, Urban Teaching
Stohr, Alison; Fontana, Jason; Lapp, David – Research for Action, 2018
Research shows that exposure to teachers of color has a positive impact on students of all races, and particularly on students of color. Despite these positive effects, only 4% of Pennsylvania's teachers are people of color. This percentage is not only one of the lowest in the nation, but it is also starkly disparate from Pennsylvania's own…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Minority Group Students, Teacher Persistence
Nagaoka, Jenny; Seeskin, Alex – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
In the United States, a student's educational attainment is associated with nearly every social outcome we care about: income, employment, life-expectancy, and more. For this reason, it is important to understand how students in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) perform on key milestones of educational attainment, including high school graduation,…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Public Schools, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
Seeskin, Alex; Nagaoka, Jenny; Mahaffie, Shelby – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2018
A successful freshman year of high school lays the foundation for the path to college: ninth-grade grades are powerful indicators of high school graduation, college access, and college degree attainment. However, the transition from eighth to ninth grade is a time when students' academic performance often declines. This report explores how Chicago…
Descriptors: Risk, Grade Point Average, College Preparation, College Freshmen
Black, Kristin; Coca, Vanessa – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
As educational priorities have changed, so have the standards for success. New York City has made dramatic progress reducing high school dropouts and boosting on-time graduation rates, which rose from 47 percent in 2005 to 70 percent in 2016. At the same time, changing priorities and expectations have led to an increased emphasis on graduating…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, Access to Education, College Preparation
Coca, Vanessa; Black, Kristin – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2017
Like other major school districts throughout the country, the New York City Department of Education (NYC DOE) has shifted its focus over the last decade from holding high schools accountable for graduation rates to holding them accountable for rates of college and career readiness. There are two major challenges facing both research and policy…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, High Schools, Accountability, Graduation Rate
Durham, Rachel E.; Ruiz, Rudy; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2017
This Fact Book follows a series of reports completed by the Baltimore Education Research Consortium (BERC) between 2011 and 2015, that examined Baltimore City graduates' enrollment in college and later degree completion (Durham, Stein, & Connolly, 2015; Durham & Olson, 2013; Durham & Westlund, 2011), as well as indicators of college…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, College Attendance, College Graduates, High School Graduates
Coca, Vanessa M.; Nagaoka, Jenny; Seeskin, Alex – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
This report from the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research and the To&Through Project examines two- and four-year college enrollment patterns among Chicago Public Schools (CPS) graduates over the last 10 years. CPS graduates' immediate college enrollment rates increased over the decade, with 63 percent of 2015 graduates enrolling…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Two Year College Students, College Students, Community Colleges
Gwynne, Julia A.; Moore, Paul T. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
This study is the first in-depth look at Chicago's charter schools by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research (UChicago Consortium). The authors examined four key dimensions of charter high schools in Chicago Public Schools (CPS): (1) school organization and policies; (2) incoming skills and characteristics of charter high school…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, High Schools, School Policy, School Organization
Nagaoka, Jenny; Seeskin, Alex; Coca, Vanessa M. – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2017
This report is an annual look at Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students' likelihood of obtaining a college degree within 10 years of beginning high school finds that 18 percent of 2016 ninth-graders are projected to earn a bachelor's degree within six years of high school graduation, a number that has held steady since 2015. The report also finds…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Probability
Donovan, M. Suzanne – Strategic Education Research Partnership, 2017
This paper makes the case for a shift in the policy strategy to improve K-12 education. It argues for investment in an infrastructure to develop the knowledge base on effective teaching and learning, and to prepare new teachers according to that knowledge base. As in medicine, the infrastructure would be located within practice settings, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Research and Development, Educational Improvement
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