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Student Experience with the High School Choice Process in Chicago Public Schools
A Path to Equity
From Expanded Pre-k Access to Success in Elementary School
Navigating the Maze
Understanding CPS Graduates’ Paths Through College
College During the Pandemic
Immediate Enrollment and Retention of CPS Graduates in Fall 2020
Research Agenda, 2021-2025
Our new research agenda centers on equity and student experience.

The UChicago Consortium...

 

Investigates

the progress & challenges of the Chicago Public Schools

 

Identifies

how programs and policies are working

 

Illuminates

what really matters for school & student success

Most Recent Publications

Here are some of our most recent reports. See all of our publications here.


What We’ve Learned


Early Childhood
  • June 2021
    Brief

    From Expanded Pre-k Access to Success in Elementary School

  • October 2020
    Snapshot

    More Equitable Pre-K Access and Enrollment in Chicago

Does pre-k attendance matter? How can we prepare students to transition from pre-k to kindergarten? What tools could help early childhood education leaders improve their programs and their students’ development?

Elementary & Middle School

What is the best indicator in elementary and middle school that students will be ready for high school? How is attendance related to school performance in the primary grades? How are eighth-graders using the GoCPS system for high school admission?

High School

How can high school educators improve graduation rates, starting in ninth grade?

College & Career

What academic and non-academic factors influence students’ college choices, access, and success?

Teachers & Leaders

How can principals and teachers best improve student learning gains? What do we know about teacher evaluation in Chicago? How have changes to Illinois principal preparation requirements affected education in the state?

District & Policy
  • May 2019
    Report

    A First Look at Ninth-Grade Applications, Offers, and Enrollment

  • May 2018
    Report

    Staff and Student Experiences and Academic Outcomes

How have district policies affected students? What options does CPS offer families, and how might they be evaluated?

Equitable Learning and Development

If we applied the best research on how human beings learn and develop, what would classrooms, schools, and districts look like?

Surveys

What tools and data could help school leaders improve their students’ learning gains? What tools could help early childhood education leaders improve their programs and their students’ development?

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