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From High School to the Future: The Path Toward 20

Easton, J., Ponisciak, Stephen, & Luppescu, Stuart. (2008) From High School to the Future: the path toward 20. Chicago: Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago.

This report is part of a series of studies related to college going by Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students.This study looks closely into the CPS goal of having more students score 20 or better on the ACT. Both the prior and current research clearly identify two major factors that influence ACT scores. Regardless of their background or previous test scores, students score higher on the ACT when they attend high schools with strong academic cultures and when they have high academic performance as evidenced by good grades.

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