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Dropout Prevention

The goals of the SSTIC Subcommittee on Dropout Prevention include

 

Resources 

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 ondropout 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 onDropout Prevention

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


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