Keeping On Track in Ninth Grade and Beyond: Baltimore’s Ninth Graders in 2007-08

baltimore4To address the factors related to high school success, BERC announces the release of the report,”Keeping On Track in Ninth Grade and Beyond: Baltimore’s Ninth Graders in 2007-08.” Focusing on a recent Baltimore City ninth grade cohort, the report examines the behavioral factors identified in previous research as key predictors of high school graduation, particularly ninth grade attendance and course passing. The study also demonstrates how ninth grade outcomes are linked to warning indicators in the middle grades. The report suggests that raising the graduation rate in Baltimore City will require specific attention to addressing the behavioral factors that push students off-track to graduation: chronic absenteeism, suspensions, and course failure.

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