The Intersection Webinar Recap: The Fordham Institute

Our thanks to Adam Tyner, Ph.D., Associate Director of Research at The Fordham Institute. Adam discussed Fordham’s recent report Gotta Give ‘Em Credit: State and District Variation in Credit Recovery Participation Rates which examined the prevalence of and enrollment in credit recovery programs—and how this differed based on school types and demographics. Our conversation included insights and the three key findings found from the research.

Key Takeaways:

  • By analyzing self-reported data from public high schools across the country, the Fordham Institute found that 68% of schools have credit recovery programs. Of traditional public schools with credit recovery programs, 8%, or about 800,000 students, are enrolled in credit recovery.

  • High enrollment in credit recovery programs is much more prevalent in large schools, urban schools, charter schools, and schools that serve higher populations of poor and minority students.

  • Policymakers should consider adopting formal guidelines to manage such programs; these could include the use of external assessments to measure student outcomes and higher barriers to entry into credit recovery courses.

For more on our conversation with Adam, please check out the full webinar below!

We hope you’ll join us for our next webinar on Wednesday, February 13th at 1:00 PM EST for a conversation with Taryn Hochleitner, Senior Associate of Policy & Advocacy at the Data Quality Campaign. Taryn will cover DQC’s recent report “Growth Data: It Matters, and It’s Complicated” which explores the different ways states have committed to measuring student growth and what that means for education stakeholders and their understanding of student success. Our conversation will include insights and key findings found from the research. We hope you can join us, register here!

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See you at the Intersection,
The Hunt Team