cps graduation rate

From US News:

This piece by Timothy Knowles, the John Dewey Director of the University of Chicago Urban Education Institute, discusses the recent announcement of a record-high graduation rate for the city’s public high schools. In reports released in 2005 and 2007, the Urban Education Institution showed that graduation is mostly determined in ninth grade. As a result of these findings, Chicago Public Schools developed brief, regular reports that allowed principals and teachers to monitor student performance in real time and identify students at risk of failing classes in ninth grade. Knowles states that this monitoring of the on-track status of freshman and follow-up interventions are a large part of the increase in graduation rates from 2011 to 2014.