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Is the Glass Half Full or Mostly Empty? Ending Social Promotion in Chicago


by Melissa Roderick, Jenny Nagaoka & Elaine Allensworth — 2005

In this chapter, we look more closely at the long-term evidence on the effects of Chicago’s initiative based on findings from the Consortium on Chicago School Research’s multiyear evaluation. We begin by laying out the theory of action of high-stakes testing and the debate over its impact.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 104, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 14, 2005, p. 223-259
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18637, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 10:22:58 PM

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About the Author
  • Melissa Roderick
    University of Chicago
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    MELISSA RODERICK is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
  • Jenny Nagaoka
    University of Chicago
    JENNY NAGAOKA is a Project Director at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.
  • Elaine Allensworth
    Consortium on Chicago School Research
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    ELAINE ALLENSWORTH is an Associate Director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research in Chicago.
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