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.

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The Network for College Success: A Capacity-Building Model for School Improvement The Network for College Success

A Capacity-Building Model for School Improvement

Model Paper Nov 2016
The College Match Indicator

Linking Research to Practice

Book Sep 2016
The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students: 2015: A Focus on Four-Year College Degrees The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students

2015

Brief Jun 2016
My View

Foundations for Young Adult Success

Article Dec 2015
Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework Foundations for Young Adult Success

A Developmental Framework

Report Jun 2015
The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students: A Focus on Four-Year College Degrees The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students

A Focus on Four-Year College Degrees

Brief Dec 2014
College Readiness Indicator Systems Framework College Readiness Indicator Systems Framework Article Nov 2013
Readiness for College: The Role of Noncognitive Factors and Context Readiness for College

The Role of Noncognitive Factors and Context

Article Nov 2013
Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners: The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance Teaching Adolescents to Become Learners

The Role of Noncognitive Factors in Shaping School Performance

Literature Review Jun 2012
Potholes on the Road to College:  High School Effects in Shaping Urban Students' Participation in College Application, Four-year College Enrollment, and College Match Potholes on the Road to College

High School Effects in Shaping Urban Students' Participation in College Application, Four-year College Enrollment, and College Match

Article Jul 2011
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