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Proposals for Academic Achievement

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Following are the preliminary recommendations for improving student performance from Chicago's education summit:

By 1993, the Chicago Public Schools will attain the following performance targets:

  • 50 percent of the students achieving above the national norm on a standardized test.
  • Reduce dropout rates by 5 percent per year.
  • Increase average daily attendance by one percentage point per year.
  • Reduce failure rate by 10 percent.
  • Every school must have appropriate improvement on the above goals from the baseline with which it starts.

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