The Critical Importance of Staying On Track: Findings from CCSR and MDRC Studies. Presented at the 2 nd Annual Conference of the Achievement Gap Initiative Harvard University June 19, 2006. Transitions From 9th Grade to 12th Grade. In Four Large Urban School Districts.
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Presented at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Achievement Gap Initiative
June 19, 2006
TransitionsFrom 9th Grade to 12th Grade
In Four Large UrbanSchool Districts
9th-Grade Students in Comprehensive High Schools, 1999
Three Years Later
9th Grade Entrants
10th Grade Year Status
Summary After Three Years
Promoted on Time
Retained in Grade 7
Dropped Out 13
All 9th Grade
Retained in Grade
Figure 6: Four-year high school graduation rates by freshman on-track status and by incoming reading and mathematics achievementStudents entering high school in September, 2000
Source: Allensworth, E.M. & Easton, J.Q. (2005) The on-track indicator as a predictor of high school graduation. Chicago, IL: Consortium on Chicago School Research, p. 9 Note: Students who dropped out or transferred out of CPS before the end of the school year are not included in these calculations.