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Gwynne, Julia; Pareja, Amber Stitziel; Ehrlich, Stacy B.; Allensworth, Elaine – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2012
One out of every seven students in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is designated as an English language learner (ELL), and 30 percent of students in the entire district have been designated as ELLs at some point while enrolled in CPS. Many of the policies, programs, and resources targeting the needs of ELL students focus on students in elementary…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Public Schools, English Language Learners, High School Students
Allensworth, Elaine; Ponisciak, Stephen; Mazzeo, Christopher – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2009
This report reveals that about 100 Chicago schools suffer from chronically high rates of teacher turnover, losing a quarter or more of their teaching staff every year, and many of these schools serve predominantly low-income African American children. In the typical Chicago elementary school, 51 percent of the teachers working in 2002 had left…
Descriptors: African American Children, High Schools, Elementary Schools, Teacher Persistence
Farrington, Camille A.; Roderick, Melissa; Allensworth, Elaine; Nagaoka, Jenny; Keyes, Tasha Seneca; Johnson, David W.; Beechum, Nicole O. – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2012
President Obama's first address to Congress signaled a shift in educational priorities. He committed his administration to ending the dropout crisis in the nation's public high schools and ensuring that by 2020 America would once again lead the world in the proportion of its population with college degrees. What has not been talked about is that a…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Grade Point Average, Evidence, Outcomes of Education
Allensworth, Elaine; Correa, Macarena; Ponisciak, Steve – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2008
The majority of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students are not attaining the ACT scores they are aiming for, which they need to qualify for scholarships and college acceptance. This report looks at the reasons behind students' low performance and what matters for doing well on this test. CPS students are highly motivated to do well on the ACT, and…
Descriptors: College Bound Students, Test Coaching, Standards, Educational Change
Allensworth, Elaine – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2005
This summary is based on the findings of the full-length report, "Graduation and Dropout Trends in Chicago: A Look at Cohorts of Students from 1991 through 2004." The report was written to disseminate accurate and detailed information on student outcomes in Chicago's public schools. This summary includes information on how the rates in…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, High School Graduates