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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Communities in Schools Progress Tracking

Leaders of a high school support program use this tracker to monitor academic performance, support services, attendance, and behavior over time. The multimedia presentation, Providing Support for...

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Providing Support for Students Most at Risk

Providing Support for Students Most at Risk

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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05/06/2014
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Project GRAD Weekly Parent Communication Log

Leaders of a high school academic support program use this log to track communication with students' parents. Watch the multimedia presentation, Providing Support for Students Most at Risk, to hear...

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Project-Based Learning

This assignment provides an example of a project-based learning unit, one of many from which students can choose to complete to earn credits toward graduation. The projects are developed to fully...

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Standards-Based Assessment

This is an example of a standards-based assessment that is aligned in content and format with the Ohio Graduation Test. Teachers at Foxfire use this format to assess their students’ progress toward...

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Unit 1 Map

Teachers at Foxfire Center for Student Success use the New Unit Organizer to create unit maps. It provides a template to plan a unit according to the standards of the Ohio Graduation Test and an...

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Lesson Plan Template

This is a lesson plan template that teachers at Foxfire Center for Student Success are required to use to ensure they incorporate all key elements of a well-planned lesson. The principal reviews...

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Providing Academic Support in Core Content Subjects

Providing Academic Support in Core Content Subjects

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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05/06/2014
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Recovering Credits Through Project-Based Learning

Recovering Credits Through Project-Based Learning

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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05/06/2014
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Adult Advocate Planner: Working With Students Towards Goals

Adult advocates can use this planning tool to help students make improvements in specific academic or behavioral areas. Advocates can discuss ongoing issues and areas of improvement in their...

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Monitoring Student Progress

Adult advocates can use this planner to collect information about the areas in which the student’s teachers have seen or would like to see improvement.

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Adult Advocate Self-Reflection: Helping Students Progress in School

This assessment is designed to help educators participating in an adult advocate program brainstorm on their own about how they can better advocate for their students. The self-reflection...

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