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Measuring School Climate: Using Existing Data Tools on Climate and Effectiveness to Inform School Organizational Health

The increasing awareness of school climate is seen in the national press in conversations about suspensions and safety. This increasing interest is happening as schools and communities realize that children cannot learn if they do not feel safe and respected. This interest led to a BERC report on school climate entitled Positive School Climate: What […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]