The new studies


“Ending Social Promotion: The Response of Teachers and Students”Robin Tepper Jacob, Susan Stone, Melissa Roderick

The Consortium, February 2004

Reports the results of surveys and interviews with principals and teachers on the impact of the CPS promotion policy.

“Same Old, Same Old: A Qualitative Look at Student Retention Under Chicago’s Ending Social Promotion Policy”Susan Stone, University of California at Berkley

Mimi Engel, Northwestern University


Describes the experiences of 22 retained 6th and 8th-graders, based on interviews with the students and their teachers.