Indicator 2 - Dropout Rate
Strategies and Resources
This page describes Indicator 2 of the State Performance Plan required by IDEA 2004 and lists strategies for improvement and resources. Indicator 2 of the State Performance Plan required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 is the percent of youth with IEPs dropping out of high school.
Strategies for Improving Indicator 2
- Review data collection and input procedures related to the dropout rate.
- Review and analyze trend and disaggregated data, including district, district region/feeder pattern, school, race, disability, to identify problem areas in the dropout rate.
- Review Compliance Self-Assessment Data for SPP Indicator 2.
Policies, Procedures and Practices
- Review district and school policies and procedures to determine if existing policies or procedures may be impacting dropout rate.
- Identify and implement evidence-based practices that are known to impact dropout rate, such as the use of predictor data.
Training, Professional Development, and Technical Assistance
- Identify areas of need and develop a schedule of professional development activities designed to impact dropout rate.
- Identify or develop resources for providing professional development on improving dropout rate.
- Solicit training and/or technical assistance from Project 10: Transition Education Network, other Bureau discretionary projects, and/or the Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services to improve outcomes.
Resources for Improving Indicator 2
Project 10 - Dropout Prevention
College & Career Readiness & Success Center
Education Commission of the States – The Progress of Education Reform: Dropout Prevention (pdf)
National Dropout Prevention Center
National Dropout Prevention Center/Network – Dropout Risk Factors and Exemplary Programs: A Technical Report (pdf)
National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
National High School Center and SEDL - Early Warning System (EWS) Tool
UCLA Center for Mental Health in Schools - Dropout Prevention
Florida Department of Education - Dropout Prevention Resources and Publications
Florida Department of Education - Exceptional Student Education Compliance Manual, 2016-2017, Self-Assessment Protocols for Indicator 2, pages 59-64 (pdf)
Florida Department of Education - Education Information and Accountability Services (EIAS) Publications and Reports
Florida Department of Education - Office of Dropout Prevention