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 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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Recovering Credits Through Project-Based Learning

Dropout Prevention > Academic Supports > See How It Works

Foxfire Center for Student Success has developed a project-based learning system which allows students to earn credits towards graduation through high-interest projects. The project-based education...

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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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Forming Relationships With Parents and Families

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The project manager of a dropout prevention organization explains how the school maintains strong relationships with students' families. The dropout prevention team uses documents such as the...

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Paying Attention to Students

Dropout Prevention > Adult Advocates > See How It Works

Watch an interview with two teachers describing the mentoring program their school has created to help ninth-grade students successfully transition to high school. The sample material, Ninth Grade...

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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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Using Data to Determine Appropriate Interventions

Dropout Prevention > Data Systems > See How It Works

The intervention team at Foxfire Center for Student Success uses data to determine which interventions will work best for particular students. During intervention meetings, teachers,...

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Providing Support for Ninth-Grade Students From Day One

Dropout Prevention > Data Systems > See How It Works

Listen to a high school dean of instruction describe how the school uses data to plan for and respond to the needs of incoming freshmen. The school uses spreadsheets such as the Pathways to Success...

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School Example

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Taking Action Based on Freshman Indicators

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Listen to how the Department of Graduation Pathways supports schools in identifying students who fall off track to graduation and in planning interventions. Schools receive a Freshman Watch List to...

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School Example

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Two or More Core F’s in Grade 9, Won’t Graduate Anytime

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Nicholas Montgomery, from The Consortium on Chicago School Research, talks about freshman indicators used in Chicago Public Schools to predict graduation. Researchers coined the proverb, "Two or...

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School Example

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Tutoring Assignment Pass

Dropout Prevention > Learning Environment > See How It Works

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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Sample Material

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Pathways to Success Organization and Content

Dropout Prevention > Learning Environment > See How It Works

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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Sample Material

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