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    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
    Student Testing in America’s Great City Schools: An Inventory and Preliminary Analysis
    In the Spring of 2014, the Council staff developed and launched a survey of assessment practices. This report presents the findings from that survey and subsequent Council analysis and review of the data. It also offers an initial set of observations about testing in our school systems and how it might be improved. The report does not answer all questions, but it should give a more complete and well-rounded picture of the amount and range of tests administered in the nation's urban schools.
    164 pages
    October 2015
    Beating the Odds: Analysis of Student Performance on State Assessments, Results from the 2012-2013 School Year
    This thirteenth edition of Beating the Odds gives the nation an in-depth look at how big-city schools are performing on the academic goals and standards set by the states.
    43 pages
    December 2014
    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 gives city-by-city profiles.
    Structuring Research, Deployment and Accountability to Support Raising Student Achievement in the Albuquerque Public Schools: Report of the Strategic Support Team of the Council of the Great City Schools
    The subject of this report is structuring the Research, Deployment and Accountability (RDA) department to support the district’s strategic plan and the Academic Plan Blueprint to raise student achievement in the Albuquerque Public Schools.
    114 pages
    February 2014
    Urban Indicator: Urban School Superintendents: Characteristics, Tenure, and Salary, Eighth Survey and Report
    The Council of the Great City Schools prepared this report to improve public understanding of employment patterns and demographic trends among the nation’s urban superintendents.
    10 pages
    Fall 2014
    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.
    360 pages
    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