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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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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
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
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