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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Planning Together: Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for Dropout Prevention

This planning tool can be used to reflect on past and current professional development opportunities for teachers.

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05/07/2014
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Self-Reflection Tool: Rigorous and Relevant Instruction for Dropout Prevention

This self-assessment can be used to focus on improvement in teaching and learning by making teachers aware of the strengths and weaknesses of their practice. It can be used to reflect on their...

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05/07/2014
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Learning Together: Creating Professional Learning Communities

This workshop framework will provide points to consider when creating a professional learning community.

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05/07/2014
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Guidance News

This article from Tales of the Hollow, Sleepy Hollow High School's newsletter, describes the assistance offered to students in preparing for college. It shows some of the activities that schools...

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05/07/2014
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Professional Learning Time Log

Teachers at Foxfire Center for Student Success meet daily before school begins for professional learning time. The principal sets a focus for each week and asks that teachers use this form to...

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05/07/2014
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Special Education Student Access to General Education Curriculum

A high school administrator uses these slides to describe the school's scaffolded approach to inclusion for its special education students. The audio interview, Increasing Rigor for Special...

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05/07/2014
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Increasing Rigor for Special Education Students

Increasing Rigor for Special Education Students

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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05/07/2014
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Project Y.O.U.

This presentation describes the Project Y.O.U. Transition Program at Sleepy Hollow High School. It is a work/study program with academic support and employment for students at risk of academic...

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05/07/2014
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Senior Project Requirements

Here are the requirements for Foxfire’s mandated senior project, which include career exploration, postsecondary goal setting, personal reflections, and community participation. The senior project...

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05/07/2014
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Engaging Parents and the Community

Engaging Parents and the Community

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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05/07/2014
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Planning for a Personalized Learning Community

Use this planner to develop schoolwide organizational strategies that would contribute to a personalized learning environment.

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05/07/2014
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Assessing the School's Learning Environment

Principals, administrators and school leaders may wish to use this observation tool to conduct an assessment of the school’s learning environment across four categories: organization; school...

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05/07/2014
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