Dropout Prevention

Explore resources designed to support educators in helping students stay on the path to graduation.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Dropout Prevention.

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Personalizing the Learning Environment

Dropout Prevention > Learning Environment > Overview & Tools

This overview will demonstrate how personalizing the learning environment can create a sense of belonging and provide academic, social, and behavioral encouragement for students.

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Providing Academic Support and Enrichment to Improve Academic Performance

Dropout Prevention > Academic Supports > Overview & Tools

This multimedia overview describes how schools can bolster student performance by offering intensive support programs, tutoring, and credit recovery options to help at-risk students.

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Improving Classroom Behavior and Social Skills

Dropout Prevention > Social/Behavior Programs > Overview & Tools

Watch this multimedia overview to learn about the importance of social and emotional skills training for at-risk students and the kinds of interventions that may improve students' behavior and...

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Engaging Students and Providing Skills Needed to Graduate Through Rigorous and Relevant Instruction

Dropout Prevention > Rigorous/Relevant Instruction > Overview & Tools

This multimedia overview describes how schools can bolster student engagement by offering rigorous and relevant instruction and multiple pathways to career and postsecondary options.

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Assigning Adult Advocates to Promote Academic and Social Success

Dropout Prevention > Adult Advocates > Overview & Tools

Watch this multimedia overview to learn about the benefits of assigning adult advocates to students. This overview outlines some conditions for the successful implementation of this practice.

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Utilizing Data Systems for Dropout Prevention

Dropout Prevention > Data Systems > Overview & Tools

This multimedia overview illustrates the value of collecting and analyzing student-level data. Learn how data can be effectively used to prevent dropouts.

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Dropout Prevention

Dropout Prevention > Overview & Tools

Use this multimedia overview to learn about practices for dropout prevention. Through diagnosis of the problem, providing targeted interventions, and establishing schoolwide programs, schools can...

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Overview

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Academic Interventions to Increase Student Success

Dropout Prevention > Academic Supports > Learn What Works

Watch this expert interview with Dr. Monica Martinez to learn about the elements of academic support to struggling students, including extra time, extra support, and individualized attention.

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Expert Interview

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Providing Rigorous and Relevant Instruction to All Students

Dropout Prevention > Rigorous/Relevant Instruction > Learn What Works

Dr. Monica Martinez of the KnowledgeWorks Foundation shares strategies that schools can implement to provide rigorous and relevant instruction. These strategies include a common core curriculum for...

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Expert Interview

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Connecting to Kids With Small Learning Environments

Dropout Prevention > Learning Environment > Learn What Works

Dr. Nettie Legters discusses the different ways of personalizing the learning environments for secondary school students.

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Expert Interview

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Social and Emotional Training as Part of Dropout Prevention

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Watch this expert interview with Dr. Russell W. Rumberger to learn about the importance of supporting students’ social-emotional development. Dr. Rumberger provides an overview of the different...

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Expert Interview

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The Role of Adult Advocates in Dropout Prevention

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Dr. Russell Rumberger describes how adult advocates work with students, parents, and teachers to provide academic and emotional support to students at risk of dropping out of school.

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Expert Interview

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