Check out this press release from the UIC which points out that former CPSers Shanahan and Gartzman, among others, played a big role in the test score increases:
"University of Illinois at Chicago education experts, working closely with Chicago Public Schools personnel, played a large role in the historic gains in mathematics, science and reading scores on the Illinois Standards Achievement Test for CPS students announced today by Mayor Richard M. Daley." (UIC News Release)
The release is especially interesting since Shanahan and Gartzman both left CPS prematurely, and since it raises questions about math/science vs. literacy increases.
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