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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Understanding Dropout Prevention Practices

Dropout Prevention > Overview & Tools

Dr. Mark Dynarski, the chair of the expert panel that produced the Practice Guide, provides an overview of the Dropout Prevention topic and discusses the six recommendations that are described in...

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Expert Interview

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The Importance of Data Systems for Dropout Prevention

Dropout Prevention > Data Systems > Learn What Works

In this expert interview, Dr. Elaine Allensworth discusses data systems and their importance in designing a dropout prevention plan.

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Expert Interview

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Dropout Prevention Visual Diagram

Dropout Prevention > Overview & Tools

This diagram represents the strategies for districts and schools to understand the scope of the dropout problem and design a coordinated and coherent approach targeted to the needs of the students....

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Visual Diagram

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Building a Personalized Environment Through Small Learning Communities

Dropout Prevention > Learning Environment > See How It Works

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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School Example

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Building a Personalized Culture Using the Five Big Rocks

Dropout Prevention > Learning Environment > See How It Works

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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School Example

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Students Want to Come to School

Dropout Prevention > Learning Environment > See How It Works

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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School Example

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Preparing Students for Success Through the Freshman Academy

Dropout Prevention > Learning Environment > See How It Works

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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School Example

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Behavior Interventions to Help Students Establish Attainable Goals

Dropout Prevention > Social/Behavior Programs > See How It Works

The principal and assistant principal of Sleepy Hollow discuss the transition of the school's disciplinary approach from punitive to encouraging. Data from the school’s referral tool are used to...

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School Example

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Meeting All Student Needs Through Wraparound Services

Dropout Prevention > Social/Behavior Programs > See How It Works

Foxfire is an alternative school that provides embedded wraparound services to meet the social, physical, behavioral, emotional, and academic needs of students. The school works with community...

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School Example

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Increasing Rigor for Special Education Students

Dropout Prevention > Rigorous/Relevant Instruction > See How It Works

Listen to a high school associate principal explain how co-teaching provides special education students access to a rigorous curriculum. The sample material, Special Education Student Access to...

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School Example

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Engaging Parents and the Community

Dropout Prevention > Rigorous/Relevant Instruction > See How It Works

See the strategies Foxfire Center for Student Success uses to engage students, parents, and the community. Community involvement is emphasized at Foxfire. Activities such as “Curbside Coffee” and...

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School Example

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Providing Support for Students Most at Risk

Dropout Prevention > Academic Supports > See How It Works

Listen to two dropout prevention program leaders describe the academic and social supports offered and who participates. Program staff use documents such as Project GRAD Weekly Parent Communication...

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School Example

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