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    Academic Key Performance Indicators, 2019 Report
    The refined set of Academic Key Performance Indicators are designed to measure the progress among the Council’s membership toward improving the academic outcomes for students.
    282 pages
    October 2019
    Academic Key Performance Indicators 2018 Report
    This 2018 report focuses on the data collection and analysis of Academic KPIs including: • Pre-K enrollment relative to Kindergarten enrollment • Percent of 4th and 8th graders proficient in reading and math on NAEP • Algebra I completion rates for credit by grade 9 • Ninth grade course failure rates — at least one core course • Absentee rates by grade level • Ninth graders with B average (GPA) or better • Absentee rates by grade level • Suspension rates • Instructional days missed per student
    235 pages
    October 2018
    Excellence for All: Creating Environments for Success for Males of Color in the Great City Schools
    This report seeks to contribute to the ongoing dialogue of raising our expectations for males of color and provide a resource for school districts seeking to build or recalibrate their initiatives to improve the academic outcomes of young men and boys of color. Throughout this report there are exemplars of current initiatives across the nation’s big cities as well as promising practices in various areas.
    36 pages
    October 2017
    School Improvement Grants: Progress Report from America’s Great City Schools
    This report measures trends in performance among urban schools receiving federal School Improvement Grant awards as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Additionally, we aim to document how member districts of the Council of the Great City Schools implemented SIG and specifically what effects the program had on student test scores and school “holding power” – the ability of high schools to move students through the system on a timely basis.
    113 pages
    February 2015
    Beating the Odds: Analysis of Student Performance on State Assessments: Results from 2011-2012 School Year- City-by-City Profiles
    The twelfth edition of Beating the Odds provides city-by-city statistics, which are presented year-by-year and grade-by-grade on each state test in mathematics and reading between spring 2009 through spring 2012.
    44 pages
    Fall 2013
    CGCS ebook: A Call for Change: Providing Solutions for Black Male Achievement
    The Council of the Great City Schools commissioned a series of solution briefs from some of the nation’s leading scholars and experts to help us think through an effective set of strategies to address the academic needs of African American males. This e-book is a compilation of those papers.
    January 2013
    ACT: A Benchmark for College Readiness, 2007-2011
    This publication was prepared by the Council of Great City Schools in collaboration with ACT to collect and analyze urban student performance between 2007 and 2011 and to examine student achievement by race and gender.
    61 pages
    March 2012
    Beating the Odds XI Executive Summary: Analysis of Student Performance on State, Results from the 2010-2011 School Year
    This analysis presents a summary of reading and mathematics achievement as well as demographic data for 67 of the nation’s major city school systems. It provides an analysis of state assessment data from spring 2008 through spring 2011.
    19 pages
    October 2012