Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public Schools

Published: November 2014
By: UChicago CCSR Elaine M. Allensworth, Julia A. Gwynne, Paul Moore, and Marisa de la Torre.

Across the country, policymakers are raising the expectations for educational attainment. With changes to the economy resulting in dire economic prospects for high school dropouts, high school graduation has become a necessity. In fact, high school graduation is no longer considered sufficient; policymakers are calling on the nation’s schools to graduate all students ready for college and careers.

Read full report


UChicago CCSR
The University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research builds the capacity for school reform by conducting research that identifies what matters for student success and school improvement.

5 Key Findings for Middle Grades

4 Key Findings for High School