Research

Below is a list of key research related to attendance for Middle & High School

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4 Key Findings for High Schools

University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR), November 2014. This brief is an excerpt from Allensworth, E.M., Gwynne, J.A., Moore, P., and de la Torre, M. (2014). Looking Forward to High School and College: Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public School. University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR). This brief highlights a few key…
Published:   November 2014

5 Key Findings for Middle Grades

University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR), November 2014. This brief is an excerpt from Allensworth, E.M., Gwynne, J.A., Moore, P., and de la Torre, M. (2014). Looking Forward to High School and College: Middle Grade Indicators of Readiness in Chicago Public School. University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR). This report summarizes a few key…
Published:   November 2014

Addressing Early Warning Indicators: Interim Impact Findings from the Investing in Innovation (i3) Evaluation of Diplomas Now

Corrin, William. MDRC, June 2016. This report shares first-year impacts of a multi-year program from Diplomas Now, paying particular attention to attendance, behavior, and course performance outcomes of students in sixth or ninth grade. The report finds reduced chronic absenteeism in the sixth grade by an average of 17 percent, suggesting it’s possible to reduce chronic absenteeism in underserved environments…
Published:   June 2016

Destination Graduation: Sixth Grade Early Warning Indicators for Baltimore City Schools, Their Prevalence and Impact

Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, Md. February 2011. This report examines data from the Baltimore City Public Schools to identify statistically significant, highly predictive Early Warning Indicators of non-graduation outcomes, i.e., dropout. The report also considers the impact of single versus multiple indicators, and the number of students identified as at-risk of being off-track to eventual graduation. Then, the concentration…
Published:   February 2011

If We Build It, We Will Come: Impacts of a Summer Robotics Program on Regular Year Attendance in Middle School

Mac Iver, Martha A. and Douglas J. Mac Iver. Baltimore Education Research Consortium, Baltimore, Md. April 2011.A study of two first‐time ninth grade cohorts in Baltimore City Schools, followed forward to their on‐time graduation year and one year beyond, found that increasing ninth grade attendance and course passing rates is the most important lever for increasing the graduation rate. The…
Published:   April 2011

Free to Fail or On-Track to College: Why Grades Drop When Students Enter High School and What Adults Can Do About It

Rosenkranz, Todd. University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research, April 2014. High school teachers often assume freshmen are ready to take on the responsibility for managing their own academic behavior. However, students often interpret their new freedom to mean that attending classes and working hard are choices rather than responsibilities, and as a result their attendance and study habits…
Published:   April 2014

From Absent to Present: Reducing Teen Chronic Absenteeism in New York City

Youth Justice Board, Center for Court Innovation, June 2013. Why do 40 percent of New York City high school students miss a month of school each year? The Center for Court Innovation went directly to the source and asked 17 high school students serving on its Youth Justice Board to research the issue. After a year of research that included…
Published:   June 2013
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