Tag: "cohort"

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The Costly Consequences of Not Being Socially and Behaviorally Ready by Kindergarten

In 2015, 52% of Baltimore City Public Schools’ kindergarteners were assessed as entering school without sufficient social-behavioral skills needed to learn.  These are the readiness skills children need to follow directions, comply with rules, manage emotions, solve problems, organize and complete tasks, and get along with others. This report examined the relationships between social-behavioral readiness […]

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College Opportunities and Access: Baltimore City Graduates through the Class of 2014

This report is the third in a series of reports describing Baltimore City Schools graduates enrolling in college the fall after graduation and how many of them went on to earn degrees after six years. Findings of the report include: The majority of City Schools’ graduates who enroll in college, enroll in local community colleges; […]

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Ingenuity Program

The Ingenuity program was designed to “provide Baltimore’s brightest middle school students with a free, highly accelerated, and challenging mathematics and science curriculum” (Ingenuity Project, 2014). Begun in 1993 at two middle schools, one is located on the east side of the City and the second on the west. Currently it is offered at several middle […]

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Indicators of College Readiness: A Comparison of High School and College Measures

This report considers the meaning of college readiness from both the district and college perspective. In the past decade, numerous actors in educational research, policy, and practice have converged upon a seemingly practical definition of college readiness that hinges upon a student’s lack of need for postsecondary remedial education. For good or for bad, this conception has […]

College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates through the Class of 2012
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College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates through the Class of 2012

By: Rachel E. Durham and Linda S. Olson A descriptive report on Baltimore City School graduates who enrolled in post secondary institutions  the fall after graduation for the Classes of 2007 through 2012 and six year degree completion rates for the Classes of 2004 through 2006. Click here for full report

Predicting High School Outcomes in the Baltimore City Public Schools
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Predicting High School Outcomes in the Baltimore City Public Schools

The Senior Urban Education Research Fellowship Series By: Martha Abele Mac Iver & Matthew Messel Summer 2012 Large urban public school districts play a significant role in the American education system. The largest 67 urban school systems in the country—comprising less than one half of one percent of the nearly seventeen thousand school districts that […]

Early Elementary Performance and  Attendance in Baltimore City Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten
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Early Elementary Performance and Attendance in Baltimore City Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten

By: Faith Connolly and Linda S. Olson Early Elementary Performance and  Attendance in Baltimore City Schools’ Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten looks at attendance in the early grades of elementary school. In particular, we focus on Pre-Kindergarten (PreK) and Kindergarten (K) and follow these young students over time, examining their pattern of chronic absence (CA) in PreK and […]

A Descriptive Look at College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates
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A Descriptive Look at College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates

by: Rachel E. Durham and Erik Westlund A Descriptive Look at College Enrollment and Degree Completion of Baltimore City Graduates is a descriptive report that paints a picture of Baltimore City Schools’ current activities on college access, enrollment, and completion. The report establishes a baseline for future analyses and identifies areas where additional research and information could […]

Pressures of the Season: A Descriptive Look at Classroom Quality in Second and Third Grade Classrooms
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Pressures of the Season: A Descriptive Look at Classroom Quality in Second and Third Grade Classrooms

By: Stephen B. Plank and Barbara Condliffe Pressures of the Season: A Descriptive Look at Classroom Quality in Second and Third Grade Classrooms reports the findings from 347 observations conducted in 23 second and third grade classrooms over two years to paint a picture of the in-school experiences of students who hadbeen first graders in eight […]

Destination Graduation: Sixth Grade Early Warning Indicators for Baltimore City Schools: Their Prevalence and Impact
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Destination Graduation: Sixth Grade Early Warning Indicators for Baltimore City Schools: Their Prevalence and Impact

Destination Graduation: Sixth Grade Early Warning Indicators for Baltimore City Schools: Their Prevalence and Impact examines the 2000-01 cohort of sixth grade students from Baltimore City Schools to determine whether there were indicators that predicted eventual dropout with a reasonable level of certainty and identified enough students to justify intervention efforts. The indicators include chronic absence […]

Gradual Disengagement: A Portrait of the 2008‐09 Dropouts in the Baltimore City Schools
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Gradual Disengagement: A Portrait of the 2008‐09 Dropouts in the Baltimore City Schools

Gradual Disengagement: A Portrait of the 2008-09 Dropouts in the Baltimore City Schools examined eight years of student-level data to paint a collective portrait of the process of disengagement that leads to student dropout. The study found that the majority of students who eventually drop out of Baltimore high schools enter ninth grade with a pattern […]

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

To 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 […]

The Challenge of On-Time Arrival: The Seven-Year Flight Paths of Baltimore’s Sixth Graders of 1999-2000
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The Challenge of On-Time Arrival: The Seven-Year Flight Paths of Baltimore’s Sixth Graders of 1999-2000

By: Martha Abele Mac Iver, Stephen B. Plank, Rachel E. Durham, Elizabeth Farley-Ripple Published: May 13, 2008 “The Challenge of On-Time Arrival: The Seven-Year Flight Paths of Baltimore’s Sixth Graders of 1999-2000” a study that retrospectively followed a cohort of students forward from sixth grade to several years past their on-time high school graduation year. It identified characteristics of middle […]