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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What Matters in the Freshman Year for Graduating From High School

Researchers use this PowerPoint presentation to present the Framework for Freshman Year. This framework helps schools understand the data on freshman year indicators and to guide decisions on...

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05/05/2014
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Data Reports to Help Identify and Support Students

The Graduation Pathways department of Chicago Public Schools used this PowerPoint presentation to introduce three data reports to its high schools. The data reports are the Freshman Watch List, the...

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05/05/2014
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Graduation Pathways: Using Freshman Year Indicators

This PowerPoint presentation outlines Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) districtwide effort to prepare all students for postsecondary and employment success. This initiative focuses on building the...

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05/05/2014
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Making the Transition: How Exempli Middle Eighth-Grade Graduates Are Doing in CPS High School

This sample report shows schools the types of data that they can use to determine whether students are on track to graduation. Being on track at the end of the freshman year is predictive of...

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05/05/2014
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Goal-Setting Form

Foxfire Center for Student Success staff noted the steps they planned to take to implement a standards-based grading system and to create a core value report card. With a core value report card,...

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05/05/2014
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Providing Support for Ninth-Grade Students From Day One

Providing Support for Ninth-Grade Students From Day One

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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05/05/2014
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Using Data to Determine Appropriate Interventions

Using Data to Determine Appropriate Interventions

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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05/05/2014
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Taking Action Based on Freshman Indicators

Taking Action Based on Freshman Indicators

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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05/05/2014
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Two or More Core F’s in Grade 9, Won’t Graduate Anytime

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

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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05/05/2014
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Providing Rigorous and Relevant Instruction to All Students

Providing Rigorous and Relevant Instruction to All Students

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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05/04/2014
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Engaging Students and Providing Skills Needed to Graduate Through Rigorous and Relevant Instruction

Engaging Students and Providing Skills Needed to Graduate Through Rigorous and Relevant Instruction

This multimedia overview describes how schools can bolster student engagement by offering rigorous and relevant instruction and multiple pathways to career and postsecondary options.

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05/04/2014
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Connecting to Kids With Small Learning Environments

Connecting to Kids With Small Learning Environments

Dr. Nettie Legters discusses the different ways of personalizing the learning environments for secondary school students.

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05/04/2014
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