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Reports

Full reports, summarized with key findings

Our research and publications are intended to be shared, to inform, enable discourse, and contribute to the body of knowledge supporting schools and ultimately attaining the goal that everyone graduates. The following are reports we’ve produced, detailing our studies and findings. Where applicable, full texts are available for download.

Still a Freshman: Examining the Prevalence and Characteristics of Ninth-Grade Retention Across Six States

Still a Freshman: Examining the Prevalence and Characteristics of Ninth-Grade Retention Across Six States

Because ninth grade is a make-or-break year for increasing graduation rates, schools with high ninth-grade ...

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Rural ‘Dropout Factories’ Often Overshadowed

Rural ‘Dropout Factories’ Often Overshadowed

Education Week In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains here in the northwest corner of South ...

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Beyond the Indicators: An Integrated School-Level Approach to Dropout Prevention

Beyond the Indicators: An Integrated School-Level Approach to Dropout Prevention

Beyond the Indicators provides an integrated framework that schools and districts can use to build ...

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Keeping On Track in Ninth Grade and Beyond

Keeping On Track in Ninth Grade and Beyond

Focusing on a recent Baltimore City ninth grade cohort, the report examines the behavioral factors ...

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What Do Small Learning Communities Cost?

What Do Small Learning Communities Cost?

Little is known about what it actually costs to operate a high school organized into ...

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The Graduation Gap: Using Promoting Power to Examine the Number and Characteristics of High Schools with High and Low Graduation Rates in the Nation and Each State

The Graduation Gap: Using Promoting Power to Examine the Number and Characteristics of High Schools with High and Low Graduation Rates in the Nation and Each State

CSOS Policy Brief | January 2005 President Bush’s High School Initiative and the National Govenors Association’s ...

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Building a Grad Nation 2010-2011 Update

Building a Grad Nation 2010-2011 Update

We are now able to report that from 2008 to 2009 (the most current data ...

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Advancing the “Colorado Graduates” Agenda

Advancing the “Colorado Graduates” Agenda

“About 30 percent of Colorado high school students don’t graduate. Less than half of the ...

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Using Data to Keep All Students On-Track for Graduation: Team Playbook

Using Data to Keep All Students On-Track for Graduation: Team Playbook

How can educators organize middle and high schools so they provide the supports students need ...

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