Key Questions

This report documents early outcomes and implementation issues of the first two cohorts of RSFsupported schools. These 23 schools were established in 2005–06 and 2006–07, and the report is based on data collected during the 2006–07 and 2007–08 school years. This report is based on an analysis of student demographic and achievement data, descriptive data from applications and other documents, and interview and observational data from three rounds of site visits.


From SRI International: Kristin R. Bosetti, Lauren Cassidy, Daniel C. Humphrey, Samantha Murray, Elizabeth Rivera, Haiwen Wang, Marjorie E. Wechsler, and Viki M. Young

From Consortium: Diane Whitemore Schanzenbach 

Chicago’s Renaissance 2010 seeks to create 100 new and autonomous schools by 2010. This study found that the new schools have developed some promising start-up practices that may point to improved student achievement in the next few years.