Council of the Great City Schools

The Nation's Voice for Urban Education

Achievement

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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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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.
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January 2013
 
 
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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
 
 
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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
 
 
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Charting Success: Data Use and Student Achievement in Urban Schools- Abstract
 
This abstract is a summary of the full report that examines the empirical relationships between teacher- and school-level data use and student achievement in mathematics and reading in a study conducted in four geographically varied urban school districts.
48 pages
Summer 2012
 
 
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Charting Success: Data Use and Student Achievement in Urban Schools- Executive Summary
 
This brief is a summer of the report that focuses on examining the empirical relationships beween teacher- and school-level data use and student achievement in mathematics and reading.
16 pages
Summer 2012
 
 
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Charting Success: Data Use and Student Achievement in Urban Schools- Full Report
 
This report focuses on examining the empirical relationships between teacher and principal use of student interim assessment data and achievement on end-of-year accountability tests. The report also expands on the existing body of literature on the use of interim assessments by examining the extent to which data-use practices are related to student achievement.
140 pages
Summer 2012
 
 
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