AUSL (Academy for Urban School Leadership), created in 2001, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve student achievement in chronically failing schools, primarily in Chicago, through its disciplined transformation process, built on a foundation of specially trained AUSL teachers.
AUSL currently manages 29 Chicago Public Schools serving over 17,000 students and has graduated over 650 residents from AUSL’s Chicago Teacher Residency.
Steady, positive improvements in academic achievement, student engagement, and parent satisfaction are hallmarks of all AUSL-managed CPS schools. AUSL turnaround elementary schools have outpaced the Chicago Public School district growth in ISAT meets/exceeds gains every year since our first turnaround school in 2006. The University of Chicago Consortium on School Research found that turnarounds, including those managed by AUSL, closed the gap between their test scores and the CPS average by over half in reading and by two-thirds in math after four years. – less