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A Uniform, Comparable Graduation Rate (DOE).pdfA Uniform, Comparable Graduation Rate (DOE)
An October 2008 document from the U.S. Department of Education on how the final regulations for Title I hold schools, districts, and states accountable for improving graduation rates.
Dropouts (Education Week).pdfDropouts (Education Week)
A June 16, 2011 Education Week article on the causes of and reactions to high school dropouts.
Technical Issues Underlying Dropout and Completion Indicators.pdfTechnical Issues Underlying Dropout and Completion Indicators
2012 report by Elaine Allensworth prepared for the National Academies Committee for Improved Measurement of High
School Dropout and Completion Rates.
Youth and Work Policy Report.pdfYouth and Work Policy Report
A 2012 report by Kids Count on restoring teen and young adult connections to opportunity.
2010-11 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rates.pdf2010-11 Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rates
2010-2011 U.S. Department of Education data on Four-Year Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rates.
ESEA Flexibility and Graduation Rates.pdfESEA Flexibility and Graduation Rates
An update from the U.S. Department of Education reflecting its recent approved flexibility under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA flexibility) for 34 States.
NEPC Report on Dropout Prevention.pdfNEPC Report on Dropout Prevention
2013 report by the National Education Policy Center on dropout prevention.
Early Warning Systems for Potential Dropouts.pdfEarly Warning Systems for Potential Dropouts
A July 2008 issue brief from the National High School Center on methods for developing early warning ssytems to identify potential high school dropouts, by Jessica B. Heppen and Susan Bowles Therriault.
Graduates and Dropouts Common Core Data 09-10.pdfGraduates and Dropouts Common Core Data 09-10
January 2013 report on Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10, by Robert Stillwell and Jennifer Sable.
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Illinois Funding for Re-Enrollment Programs.pdfIllinois Funding for Re-Enrollment Programs
Measures from 2007 to 2013 of the level of funding for re-enrolling dropouts, Regional Safe School Programs and the TAOEP.
Illinois and Chicago Dropout and Truancy Trends.pdfIllinois and Chicago Dropout and Truancy Trends
A collection of measures from 2003-2012 of truants and dropouts in Chicago and in Illinois, based on numbers reported by school districts to the Illinois State Board of Education.
Charter Schools for Dropouts in Chicago.pdfCharter Schools for Dropouts in Chicago
An August 2012 proposal detailing the need in Chicago for five multui-site charter schools to re-enroll 12,000 dropouts, provided by Commissioner Jack Wuest.
A Challenge Unmet (Chicago Tribune).pdfA Challenge Unmet (Chicago Tribune)
A November 13, 2012 Chicago Tribune article detailing that Chicago elementary students with learning or emotional disabilites miss far more school days than their peers, by David Jackson and Gary Marx.
Final Report - Illinois Task Force on Re-enrolling Dropouts.pdfFinal Report - Illinois Task Force on Re-enrolling Dropouts
This 2008 report outlines the challenges of re-enrolling students who have left without a high school diploma and presents recommendations to establish a comprehensive system of support to enable these individuals to return to school and earn a diploma.
What Matters for Staying On Track.pdfWhat Matters for Staying On Track
A look at Chicago Public Schools by Elaine M. Allensworth, Stacy Ehrlich, Julia Gwynne and Amber Stitziel Pareja, May 2012, Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago.
What Matters for Staying On Track - ELL.pdfWhat Matters for Staying On Track - ELL
A Focus on English Language Learners in Chicago Public Schools by Elaine M. Allensworth, Stacy Ehrlich, Julia Gwynne and Amber Stitziel Pareja, May 2012, Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago.
What Matters for Staying on Track - Special Ed.pdfWhat Matters for Staying on Track - Special Ed
A Focus on students with disabilities in Chicago Public Schools by Elaine M. Allensworth, Julia Gwynne, Holly M. Hart and Joy Lesnick, December 2009, Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago.
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Final Commission Report - April 2013.pdfFinal Commission Report - April 2013
REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION ACHIEVEMENT AND SUCCESS
TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE
Recommendations - Commissioner Mark McDonald.pdfRecommendations - Commissioner Mark McDonald
Recommendations submitted on November 26, 2012 by Commissioner Mark McDonald, Superintendent of Schools for Community High School District 99.
Recommendations - Commissioner Jack Wuest.pdfRecommendations - Commissioner Jack Wuest
Recommendations submitted in December 2012 by Commissioner Jack Wuest, Executive Director at Alternative Schools Network.
Recommendations - IASB.pdfRecommendations - IASB
Recommendations submitted in October 2012 by Commissioner Candance Mueller on behalf of the Illinois Association of School Boards.
ISBE Responses to Commission Inquiries.pdfISBE Responses to Commission Inquiries
Responses on December 11, 2012 by the Illinois State Board of Education to inquiries made by Commission members at their October 19, 2012 meeting.
Recommendations - Commissioner Julie Wollerman.pdfRecommendations - Commissioner Julie Wollerman
Recommendations submitted on December 18, 2012 by Commissioner Julie Wollerman, Regional Superintendent of Schools for Bond, Fayette, and Effingham Counties.
Recommendations - Commissioner Melissa Mitchell.pdfRecommendations - Commissioner Melissa Mitchell
Recommendations submitted on December 18, 2012 by Commissioner Melissa Mitchell, Executiver Director of the Federation for Community Schools.
Recommendations - Commissioner Vic Zimmerman.pdfRecommendations - Commissioner Vic Zimmerman
Recommendations submitted on December 18, 2012 by Commissioner Vic Zimmerman, Superintendent of Schools for Monticello CUSD 25.
Recommendations - Commissioner Mark McDonald (Updated).pdfRecommendations - Commissioner Mark McDonald (Updated)
Recommendations submitted on December 21, 2012 by Commissioner Mark McDonald, Superintendent of Schools for Community High School District 99.
Recommendations - IFT, CTU and IEA.pdfRecommendations - IFT, CTU and IEA
Recommendations submitted in December 2012 by Commissioners Stacy Davis-Gates, Al Llorens and Jane Russell on behalf of the Chicago Teachers Union, Illinois Education Association and the Illinois Federation of Teachers.
Greater West Town Community Development Recommendations.pdfGreater West Town Community Development Recommendations
Background information and recommendations submitted to the Commission on November 20, 2012 by William J. Leavy, Executive Director of the Greater West Town Community Development Project.