Ending Social Promotion Without Leaving Children Behind

Ending Social Promotion Without Leaving Children Behind

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The New York City Department of Education asked RAND to conduct an independent longitudinal evaluation of its 5th-grade promotion policy. The findings of that study, conducted between March 2006 and August 2009, provide a comprehensive view of the policy's implementation and its impact on student outcomes, particularly for students at risk of retention and those who were retained in grade.This chapter begins by discussing the broader set of city reforms, then provides a detailed description of the 5th-grade ... We then outline a conceptual framework for understanding the set of actors and factors that affect both ... As part of the framework, we examine the state and federal context in which the citya#39;s efforts were embedded. ... These regions became the focus of the new governance structure, with regional superintendents reporting directly to the chancellor ( Fruchter, .

Title:Ending Social Promotion Without Leaving Children Behind
Author: Jennifer Sloan McCombs, Sheila Nataraj Kirby, Louis T. Mariano
Publisher:Rand Corporation - 2009-10-15

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