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Student Success

The goals of the SSTIC Subcommittee on Dropout Prevention include:

Resources

NEW! Secondary Transition Roadmap for Families
http://www.project10.info/files/SSTIC_ SS_ Transition_Roadmap_updated_6.14.17_FINAL.pdf
Project 10 has just released a fresh, new resource that will assist families to become familiar with graduation and post-school options available to students with disabilities. This eight-page booklet, Secondary Transition Roadmap for Families, shares easy-to-follow directions that guide families and students toward transition destinations- to graduation and beyond.

Early Warning System (EWS) Tool
http://www.betterhighschools.org/ews.asp
Using readily available student data, this MS Excel-based program identifies early warning signs of students who may be at risk of dropping out of high school. In addition to the tool, implementation and technical manuals as well as other resources are provided.

Florida Department of Education, Dropout Prevention Resources and Publications
http://www.fldoe.org/family/dropoutp/default.asp
The Office of Dropout Prevention provides technical assistance, strategies and resources to assist students, schools, parents and community organizations throughout the state of Florida.

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
http://www.dropoutprevention.org/home
The mission of the NDPC Network is to increase high school graduation rates through research and evidence-based solutions.

National High School Center, Dropout Prevention
http://www.betterhighschools.org /expert/ask_dropout.asp
This website provides background on the high school dropout problem and features questions and answers as well as resources on dropout prevention, including Early Warning Systems.

NDPC/N Quarterly Newsletter
http://www.dropoutprevention.org /content/newsletter

NDPC/N Radio Webcasts
http://www.dropoutprevention.org/webcast

National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
http://www.ndpc-sd.org/
NDPC-SD is committed to providing technical assistance to assist states in building capacity to design/select and implement effective, evidence-based interventions and programs to address dropout among students with disabilities. It employs various strategies to transfer knowledge and to support systems change and capacity building including direct consultation in designing state-level initiatives based on state-identified needs, product and document reviews, technical assistance, professional development institutes, and Web-based resources.

NDPC-SD Resources for Local Education Agencies
http://www.ndpc-sd.org/resources/for_local.php
This web page contains links to information on graduation rate, dropout prevention including the Dropout Prevention Intervention Framework and Data Probes Worksheet, evidence-based practices, research syntheses, presentations, and more.

BIG IDEAS Newsletter Archive
http://www.ndpc-sd.org/dissemination/newsletter.php

NDPC-SD Data Probe Worksheet
http://www.ndpc-sd.org/documents /NDPC-SD-DataProbesWorksheet.pdf

NDPC-SD Listserve
http://www2.edc.org/ndpc-sd/signup.asp

NDPC-SD Teleseminar Archive
http://www.ndpc-sd.org/dissemination/teleseminars.php#ebd

PACER Center, Dropout Prevention Project
http://www.pacer.org/dropout/
PACER Center collaborates with state and national agencies and organizations to address dropout prevention for students with disabilities, with a focus on encouraging effective parent involvement with their transition-aged youth.

Evidence-Based Strategies

Check and Connect
http://checkandconnect.org/
Check & Connect is a model of sustained intervention for promoting students' engagement with school and learning that is structured to maximize personal contact and opportunities to build trusting relationships. Student levels of engagement (such as attendance, grades, suspensions) are "checked" regularly and used to guide the monitors' efforts to increase and maintain students' "connection" with school.

SSTIC Subcommittee on Dropout Prevention
Contact Information
Freddy Valadez, M.Ed., Facilitator
Region 4 Transition Representative
Project 10: Transition Education Network
fvaladez@mail.usf.edu | (941) 920-4317


The goals of the SSTIC Graduation Subcommittee include:

The Graduation Subcommittee is a new SSTIC subcommittee and is currently gathering information on impediments to graduation, promising practices, national and state data, and other relevant topics.

National Graduation Data
Stillwell, R., and Sable, J. (2013). Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10: First Look (Provisional Data) (NCES 2013-309rev). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics. Retrieved December 19, 2013 from http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2013 /2013309rev.pdf

Florida Graduation Data
Florida Department of Education. (2013, November). Data Report: Florida’s High School Cohort Graduation Rates and Single-year Dropout Rates, 2012-13. Tallahassee, FL: Author. Available at http://www.fldoe.org/eias /eiaspubs/pubstudent.asp

Promising Practices

High School Graduation Promising Practices
http://www.promisingpractices.net/ resources_highschoolgrad.asp
This web page from the Promising Practices Network lists proven and promising programs for high school graduation and dropout prevention.

What Works Clearinghouse
http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/findwhatworks.aspx
The federally funded What Works Clearinghouse evaluated 19 dropout prevention interventions and found eight with medium to large effects.

Resources

NEW! Secondary Transition Roadmap for Families
http://www.project10.info/files/SSTIC_ SS_ Transition_Roadmap_updated_6.14.17_FINAL.pdf
Project 10 has just released a fresh, new resource that will assist families to become familiar with graduation and post-school options available to students with disabilities. This eight-page booklet, Secondary Transition Roadmap for Families, shares easy-to-follow directions that guide families and students toward transition destinations- to graduation and beyond.

SSTIC Subcommittee on Graduation
Contact Information
L. Danielle Roberts-Dahm, Facilitator
Assistant Director
Project 10: Transition Education Network
lroberts@usfsp.edu | (727) 873-4654


Project 10: Transition Education Network
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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