CPS Students Learning Faster Than 96 Percent of Students in the U.S.

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Education

Stanford University professor Sean Reardon, a leading expert on education equality in the United States, presented a new analysis today on Chicago Public Schools that shows Chicago’s students learn and grow at a faster rate than 96 percent of school districts in the country – including wealthy districts. Reardon and other education research presented their analysis and data at a forum today hosted by the Joyce and Spencer foundations.

Reardon’s key findings include:

  • Chicago’s growth rate is higher than 96 percent of ALL school districts in the United States;
  • Among the 100 largest school districts in the country, Chicago has the highest growth rate between third and eighth grade; and
  • The average Chicago student’s test scores improved by roughly six grade-level equivalents in five years’ time – 20 percent more growth on average.
  • Each successive CPS class is outperforming the class that came before and improving at a rate far above the national average.

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