OrchKids and Student Outcomes

Baltimore OrchKids: An Examination of Student Outcomes describes an analysis exploring the relationship between participation in OrchKids’ out-of-school-time programming and several student measures. Using a quasi-experimental design, the research examined...

Improving Baltimore Students’ Access to College

This report, Improving Baltimore Students’ Access to College, provides a qualitative account of the implementation of two college access support models in Baltimore City Schools. The initiative, launched in 2016-17, was developed by the College Bound Foundation,...

Getting to High School in Baltimore

Getting to High School in Baltimore:  Student Commuting and Public Transportation Starting in 2015, BERC researchers became interested in high school student commutes and the potential relationship with attendance and tardiness. This first report examines the commutes...

College Fact Book

Baltimore City Schools College Fact Book, by Rachel E. Durham, Rudy Ruiz and Faith Connolly, provides a detailed update through the class of 2015 as part of a series of reports about Baltimore City Schools graduates’ college access. For the first time, this...

Baltimore Community Schools: Promise & Progress

This report, by Rachel E. Durham and Faith Connolly, examined the characteristics of students Community Schools serve, parent engagement, school climate, and student attendance outcomes, as compared to non-Community Schools.  In addition, the report examines...