Posts tagged with 'Students'

Ed. Research Matters -- Skill-Based Sorting in the Era of College Prep for All: Costs and Benefits

March, 2014
Elaine Allensworth and Takako Nomi

This podcast focuses on the report, Skill-Based Sorting in the Era of College-Prep for All: Costs and Benefits, which was released in March 2014.  For this report, Consortium researchers studied two policies, instituted by the Chicago Public Schools, which provided a natural experiment in skill-based sorting with a common curriculum.  One of these policies reduced skill-based sorting, while the other increased it.

Ed. Research Matters -- From High School to the Future: The Challenge of Senior Year in Chicago Public Schools

May, 2013
Eliza Moeller

This podcast focuses on the report, From High School to the Future: The Challenge of Senior Year in Chicago Public Schools, which was released in February 2013.  For this report, Consortium researchers looked closely at the senior year experiences of students in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS).  They found that while some seniors take advanced coursework, the majority of CPS seniors have schedules dominated by make-up courses, electives, and vocational coursework.  The students themselves described senior year as unchallenging and easier than previous years.