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Document Number: 10849

Just the Right Mix: Using an Early Warning Approach to Identify Potential Dropouts Across All Grades - Researchers applied longitudinal data from Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools to identify early warning indicators (EWIs) across all grades–even the early grades–for dropping out. Using attendance, behavior, and course performance patterns, they looked at grades 1, 3, 6, and 9 and identified EWIs. In attendance, the telling sign was absence nine or more times for first graders, three or more times for grades 3, 6, and 9. Suspension at grades 1, 3, 6, and 9 in or out of school one or more times doubled the odds of dropping out of high school. Being below grade level in reading and/or mathematics also doubled chances of dropping out. (Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, July 2013)...


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At-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)
Data-Driven Improvement

 
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