The Freshman On-Track indicator provides a clear metric for predicting high school graduation in Chicago and targeting students for intervention. Schools can set goals around the On-Track metric and monitor them on an ongoing basis.
The comprehensive “What Matters” report from the UChicago Consortium explores the foundational research that sparked the On-Track movement in Chicago, resulting in the dramatic increase in graduation rates. The Technical Notes tool illustrates how Freshman On-Track is calculated in Chicago Public Schools. We recognize this is a Chicago-specific example. However, it can be used as a guide for establishing and communicating the On-Track metric in your school or district.
Use the Tool Set
The full Calculating Freshman On-Track Tool Set is available for download. The download includes the two tools in this Tool Set.Download the Full Tool Set (PDF) v