This study evaluates Talent Development, a school reform model that seeks to raise expectations of teachers and students and prepare students for postsecondary education and employment. The researchers followed 20 cohorts of ninth-grade students from five high schools for four years . Results showed that Talent Development had a positive impact on academic course credits earned, attendance and promotion rates during students’ first year of high school.
Making progress toward graduation: Evidence from the Talent Development High School model
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation