Small Schools Not Delivering On Academic Achievement, Report Says
Small high school reform in Chicago is delivering on many of its promises, including a reduction in student dropouts and improvements in attendance, but it hasn't yet shown test score improvements, according to the first comprehensive report on the reform, prepared by the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago. (via Small Schools ListServe)
The report, "Small High Schools on a Larger Scale," looks at the Chicago High School Redesign Initiative (CHSRI) from 2002 through 2005, studying both school climate and student outcomes. The Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation, as well as several local foundations, have dedicated $26 million to the reform, which has led to the opening of almost two dozen small high schools across the city.
Link: Major study of small Chicago high schools released today.