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Author(s):Booker, K., Gill, B., Zimmer, R., and Sass, T
Title:Achivement and attainment in Chicago charter schools
Short Description:This report focuses on Chicago charter schools and addresses several key issues using student-level data provided by Chicago Public Schools (CPS).
Annotation:This report focuses on Chicago charter schools and addresses several key issues using student-level data provided by Chicago Public Schools (CPS). First, it provides evidence on whether charter schools are attracting high- or low-achieving students and assesses the effects of the transfers on racial mix in the city’s public schools. Second, it attempts to assess whether charter schools are producing achievement gains for the students who attend them, relative to district-run schools in CPS, as measured by state test scores. Third, it examines longer-term attainment outcomes, analyzing whether Chicago’s charter high schools are increasing their students’ likelihood of graduating, their scores on the ACT® college-admission exam, and their probability of enrolling in college (again relative to district-run CPS schools).
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Educational Attainment/College Degree Completion
High School
Low-Income Students
Preparation/College Readiness
School Reform
Small Schools Initiatives
Student Success

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Policy for progress: Reaffirming California higher education accessibility, affordability, and accountability into the 21st century
The access challenge: Rethinking the causes of the new inequality
Rhetoric and reality: Effects and consequences of the HOPE scholarship
Pell Grant recipients in selective colleges and universities
State merit scholarship programs and racial inequality
Empty promises: The myth of college access in America
The challenge of access and persistence
Locating the dropout crisis: Which high schools produce the nation’s dropouts? Where are they located? Who attends them
Who goes to college? High school context, academic preparation, the college choice process, and college attendance
The ABC's of early awareness: A resource guide and toolkit for helping students achieve a higher education
State data systems and privacy concerns: Strategies for balancing public interests
Getting ready to pay for college: What students and their parents know about the cost of college tuition and what they are doing to find out
Access for all? Debating in-state tuition for undocumented alien students
State financial aid: Policies to enhance articulation and transfer
Project GRAD
Puente Project
Dealing with debt: 1992-93 bachelor's degree recipients 10 years later
The impact of advice on price: Evidence from research
Perceptions of college financial aid among California Latino youth
College is possible
Questions that matter: Setting the research agenda on access and success in postsecondary education
Swimming against the tide: The poor in American higher education
Expanding access and opportunity: The impact of the Gates Millennium Scholars Program
Grants for students: What they do, why they work
Prep for prep
Mortgaging our future: How financial barriers to college undercut America's global competitiveness
On the road to college: Developing mobile and regional outreach services
Need versus merit: Focusing student financial aid for diversity
Task force on college access for students from low-income backgrounds
National Urban League Scholarships
Improving lives: Ensuring the academic success of low-income adults
Socioeconomic school integration, Race, class, and integration: Gaining new insights
American Indian Education Foundation: Tools for success scholarship handbook
Federal student aid formula: Cost-of-living adjustment could increase aid to a small percentage of students in high-cost areas but could also further complicate aid process
Why stop after high school?: A descriptive analysis of the most important reasons that high school graduates do not continue to PSE
The challenge to the states: Preserving college access and affordability in a time of crisis
2010 Tuition Fees and Financial Aid Report
Trends in college pricing 2008
Fulfilling the Commitment: Recommendations for Reforming Federal Student Aid
An Overview of Tax Benefits for Higher Education Expenses
Connecting schools, families, and communities: Stories and results from the Annie E. Casey Foundation's education investments
GEAR UP Resources Clearinghouse Homepage
Gates Millennium Scholars Scholarships
Best practices: TRIO student support programs & Upward Bound
Low-income students and college success: More than money
Indiana's guide to paying for college
Breaking through: Factsheet
Parent expectations and planning for college: Statistical analysis report
The Kalamazoo Promise
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute: Youth site
Academic competitiveness grant
Manchester College: Fast forward program
Busting the myth that poor, urban schools can't succeed
Families forgotten: Administration’s priorities put child care low on list
Constrained after college: Student loans and early career occupational choices
Child care assistance in 2004: States have fewer funds for child care
Reaching Higher: Strategic Directions for Higher Education in Indiana
The growing importance of inherited educational opportunity
LearnMore Indiana Resource Center
Diversity workshops: Gender equity--a closer look
Balancing acts: How high school counselors view risks and opportunities of student loans
Finding the right college for you
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation graduate scholarship program
Breaking the cycle of poverty starts with learning
States in the Driver's Seat
What is the price of college? Total, net, and out of pocket prices in 2007-08