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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Treat Us as Your Own

Dropout Prevention > Adult Advocates > See How It Works

Watch an interview with four high school freshmen who describe the Ninth Grade Mentoring Program, how it has helped them, and their advice for mentors. Teachers or program leaders can use materials...

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School Example

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Providing Academic Support in Core Content Subjects

Dropout Prevention > Academic Supports > See How It Works

Academic supports provided in core content areas at Western Hills University High School help students meet the requirements of each course. Teachers provide after-school help sessions, team...

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School Example

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