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 inform City Schools concerning its graduates’ success with college access. City Schools has made important strides in recent years to increase graduation rates. Ensuring that students are prepared, informed, motivated, and skilled to succeed in college is the natural next step. To do this rigorous instruction must be common and will require not only better teaching, but also better family outreach achieved through increased coordination between teachers, counselors, and parents.