Jenny Nagaoka

Jenny Nagaoka is the Deputy Director of the UChicago Consortium, where she has conducted research for nearly 20 years. Her research interests focus on policy and practice in urban education reform, particularly using data to connect research and practice and examining the school environments and instructional practices that promote college readiness and success. She has co-authored numerous journal articles and reports, including studies of college readiness, noncognitive factors, the transition from high school to post-secondary education, and authentic intellectual instruction. She is the lead researcher on the To&Through Project, a project that provides educators, policymakers, and families with research, data, and training on the milestones that matter most for college success. She is the lead author of Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework which draws on research and practice evidence to build a coherent framework of the foundational factors for young adult success, and investigates their development from early childhood through young adulthood and how they can be supported through developmental experiences and relationships.

Featured Publications

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The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students

2017

Brief Oct 2018
Hidden Risk Hidden Risk

Changes in GPA across the Transition to High School

Report Oct 2018
Practice-Driven Data Practice-Driven Data

Lessons from Chicago's Approach to Research, Data, and Practice in Education

Report Oct 2018
Supporting Social, Emotional, & Academic Development

Research Implications for Educators

Literature Review Oct 2018
High School Graduation and College Readiness Indicator Systems: What We Know, What We Need to Know High School Graduation and College Readiness Indicator Systems

What We Know, What We Need to Know

Report Apr 2018
The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students: 2016 The Educational Attainment of Chicago Public Schools Students

2016

Report Oct 2017
Patterns of Two-Year and Four-Year College Enrollment Among Chicago Public Schools Graduates Patterns of Two-Year and Four-Year College Enrollment Among Chicago Public Schools Graduates Report Oct 2017
Beyond Academic Readiness

Building a Broader Range of Skills for Success in College

Article Feb 2017
Foundations for Success

Young People Learn Best Through Active and Reflective Experiences

Article Dec 2016
The Network for College Success: A Capacity-Building Model for School Improvement The Network for College Success

A Capacity-Building Model for School Improvement

Model Paper Nov 2016
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