Jenny Nagaoka

Jenny Nagaoka is the Deputy Director of the UChicago Consortium, where she has conducted research for nearly 20 years. Her research interests focus on policy and practice in urban education reform, particularly using data to connect research and practice and examining the school environments and instructional practices that promote college readiness and success. She has co-authored numerous journal articles and reports, including studies of college readiness, noncognitive factors, the transition from high school to post-secondary education, and authentic intellectual instruction. She is the lead researcher on the To&Through Project, a project that provides educators, policymakers, and families with research, data, and training on the milestones that matter most for college success. She is the lead author of Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework which draws on research and practice evidence to build a coherent framework of the foundational factors for young adult success, and investigates their development from early childhood through young adulthood and how they can be supported through developmental experiences and relationships.

Featured Publications

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Navigating the Maze Navigating the Maze

Understanding CPS Graduates’ Paths Through College

Report May 2021
College During the Pandemic College During the Pandemic

Immediate Enrollment and Retention of CPS Graduates in Fall 2020

Report Apr 2021
The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Student: 2019 The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students

2019

Report Dec 2020
Tracking Two-Year College Outcomes Tracking Two-Year College Outcomes

Comparing National Student Clearinghouse and Illinois Community College Board as Sources of Two-Year College Data

Brief Dec 2020
Early Warning Indicators in Education Early Warning Indicators in Education

Innovations, Uses, and Optimal Conditions for Effectiveness

Article Nov 2020
The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students: 2018 The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students

2018

Snapshot Nov 2019
Arts Education and Social-Emotional Learning Outcomes Among K-12 Students Arts Education and Social-Emotional Learning Outcomes Among K-12 Students

Developing a Theory of Action

Report Jun 2019
The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students

2017

Brief Oct 2018
Hidden Risk Hidden Risk

Changes in GPA across the Transition to High School

Report Oct 2018
Practice-Driven Data Practice-Driven Data

Lessons from Chicago's Approach to Research, Data, and Practice in Education

Report Oct 2018
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