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What Works Clearinghouse, 2013
The study reviewed in this paper examined whether the Chicago Public Schools' Teacher Advancement Program (Chicago TAP), which provides mentoring, leadership opportunities, and financial incentives to teachers, improved student academic achievement and teacher retention. The study used two designs to answer distinct research questions. Under the…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Urban Schools, Academic Achievement
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2010
The study examined whether the Chicago Teacher Advancement Program, which provides financial incentives for teachers, leads to improved student achievement and teacher retention. The study analyzed data on more than 67,000 students in grades 4 through 8 and on more than 8,000 teachers in about 260 elementary schools in the Chicago Public Schools…
Descriptors: Teacher Promotion, Elementary Schools, Incentives, Teacher Persistence
Moussa, Wael Soheil – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the student academic achievement through various mechanisms, put in place by the public school district, classroom student behavior, and negative external shocks to the students' living environment. I examine the impacts of various treatments on student short and long run academic outcomes such as math and English test…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Public Schools, Correlation
de la Torre, Marisa; Gwynne, Julia – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2009
Few decisions by a school district are more controversial than the decision to close a school. School staff, students and their families, and even the local community all bear a substantial burden once the decision is made to close a school. Since 2001, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has closed 44 schools for reasons of poor academic performance or…
Descriptors: School Closing, Public Schools, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools
Lee, Linda C. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The goal of this dissertation is twofold: 1) To develop a framework and method for simultaneously examining many different school organizations and their relation to patterns of school change and 2) To utilize that framework to obtain a district-wide understanding of the organizational functioning and change patterns of Chicago Public School (CPS)…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, Teacher Persistence, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
Kapadia; Kavita; Coca, Vanessa – Consortium on Chicago School Research, 2007
Induction has become an increasingly popular strategy for school districts across the country that seek solutions for high attrition rates among teachers who are new to the profession. In Illinois public schools, the attrition rate among new teachers can be as high as 40 percent after only five years on the job. Such turnover levels are costly for…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Instructional Leadership, School Districts, Public Schools