High School Reform in Chicago Public Schools: A Snapshot of High School Instruction (Part Five of a Series of Five Reports)


This report is one of five parts that comprise the evaluation report focused on high school reform in Chicago Public Schools. In this brief, we report on the results of observations conducted across all three initiatives in fall 2008 – a total of 78 classrooms in 17 high schools. For every classroom visited, a member of the research team used observational evidence to assign a rating of unsatisfactory, basic, proficient, or distinguished to each of 24 elements identified by Charlotte Danielson in her Framework for Teaching (2007).

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