Each year more than half a million young people drop out of high school. To best help students at risk stay on the path to graduation schools need to implement a data system that is robust enough to identify students who are struggling, link these students with adult advocates, provide supports to improve student's academic and social/behavioral skills, create personalized learning environments, and ensure that students are receiving rigorous instruction that builds their skills and connects to real world opportunities.

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

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Learning Together: What Is a Personalized Learning Environment?

Use this workshop plan to learn about key features of schools that have established personalized learning environments. Related Media and Files: Personalizing the Learning Environment...

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05/07/2014
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Avanza Program and Spanish Language General Education Development (GED)

Read about the Avanza and Spanish Language GED programs at Sleepy Hollow High School that serve the school's English as a Second Language (ESL) students. The program seeks to improve the academic...

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05/06/2014
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Building a Personalized Environment Through Small Learning Communities

Building a Personalized Environment Through Small Learning Communities

Western Hills University High School uses a team approach and flex block scheduling to foster a personalized learning environment. The team-based learning approach at Western Hills helps teachers...

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05/06/2014
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Big Rocks

This presentation introduces Big Rocks: core values, communication, wellness, non-academic barriers/services, building relationships and celebrating successes. Foxfire plans for, monitors, models,...

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05/06/2014
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Building a Personalized Culture Using the Five Big Rocks

Building a Personalized Culture Using the Five Big Rocks

The principal at Foxfire discusses the foundational principles of the school's learning environment: Big Rocks. These principles are Core Values, Wellness, Communication, Building and Building...

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05/06/2014
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Dropout Recovery Plan

Dropout prevention team members created this plan to detail its activities to support students, such as visiting families and allowing students to recover credits. The multimedia presentation,...

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05/06/2014
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Credit Recovery Tracker

A high school graduation coach uses this tracker to monitor the credit recovery progress of students coming back to school after dropping out. Watch the multimedia presentation, Students Want to...

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05/06/2014
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Students Want to Come to School

Students Want to Come to School

Watch a multimedia presentation in which a graduation coach describes how his school makes students feel welcome. The dropout prevention team uses documents such as the Credit Recovery Tracker and...

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05/06/2014
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Pathways to Success Organization and Content

This presentation describes a school's mandatory skills course for ninth graders. To learn more about the school's efforts to help students stay on track to graduate, watch the multimedia...

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05/06/2014
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Tutoring Assignment Pass

Students at one high school use this tutoring pass to record their compliance with tutoring sessions, required whenever one of their grades falls below passing. To learn more about the academic...

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05/06/2014
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Preparing Students for Success Through the Freshman Academy

Preparing Students for Success Through the Freshman Academy

Watch a video about the Freshman Academy program one high school engages to support the freshman transition. Sample materials Tutoring Assignment Pass and Pathways to Success Organization and...

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05/06/2014
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School Self-Reflection: Improving Students’ Behavior and Social Skills

Use this reflection tool to reflect on current school-level practices aimed at promoting positive behavior in students at risk of dropping out of school.

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05/06/2014
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