Many individuals, organizations, and institutions have shared wonderful praise for UChicago Consortium. Here are a few highlights:
Praise for UChicago Consortium
"The research…the Consortium on Chicago School Research produced was like a compass for those of us who were working so hard to reform the schools there."
–Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education and Former CEO of Chicago Public Schools
"Everybody in the country knows about what is going on in Chicago in terms of data, the ninth grade on-track indicator, FAFSA [Free Application for Federal Student Aid] completion, and more. The Chicago Consortium of School Research is the mecca of school research."
–Gregory M. Darnieder, Senior Adviser to the Secretary on the College
Access Initiative at the U.S. Department of Education
"I think there's just a lot of interesting thinking and experimentation going on in Chicago...There's great research going on, including the Consortium on Chicago School Research - there's nothing like that in New York or anywhere else in the country."
–Paul Tough, Writer & Speaker
"The Consortium on Chicago School Research...considered a gold-standard model for research partnerships..."
–Sarah Sparks, Education Week
"Nobody knows Chicago schools quite like the Consortium on Chicago School Research."
–The Joyce Foundation, Foundation Website
From the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice
"In spring 2015, the National Center for Research in Policy and Practice conducted a survey of 271 central office staff members from the 32 largest districts in the U.S. about their attitudes toward research and how they use research in their work. Of the 271 survey participants, 165 (61%) responded to an open-ended question that asked participants to name a piece of research that was useful to their work in the past year, including title, author, year, publisher, topic, and why it was useful, and 146 provided enough information to identify the specific piece of research. Of the 28.8% that cited a research or policy report, the most frequent source of the reports named was the Consortium on Chicago School Research."