Document Number: 11141Compulsory Attendance Policies: About Age or Intervention? - Raising the compulsory attendance age to increase graduation rates hasn't had much effect in SREB states. Statewide student information systems can be helpful in recognizing at-risk students and intervening, but districts and schools can do the same thing by searching for risk factors: failure to read at grade level by third grade, failing an English or math class between the sixth and ninth grade or being retained in grade nine. Among other policies, the SREB recommends raising reading proficiency at all grade levels and starting academic/career plans in middle school.(Jeffrey Grove, SREB, February 2014)...
Related IssuesAt-Risk (incl. Dropout Prevention)