Dropout Prevention

Many adolescents who struggle with reading quit school. Others graduate from high school, but still lack the literacy skills needed to succeed in work and life. Articles in this section offer information on how to prevent students from dropping out and how to create effective intervention programs.

Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2008-09

May 03, 2011 12:44:55 PM

Stillwell, R., Sable, J., and Plotts, C. (2011). Public School Graduates and Dropouts From the Common Core of Data: School Year 2008–09 (NCES 2011-312). U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC: National Center for Education Statistics.

Certificates Count: An Analysis

December 22, 2010 11:39:52 AM

Complete College America. (2010). Certificates count: An analysis of sub-baccalaureate certificates. Washington, DC: Author.

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2008

December 22, 2010 11:10:31 AM

Chapman, C., Laird, J., and KewalRamani, A. (2010). Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972–2008 (NCES 2011-012). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC. Retrieved [date] from http://nces.ed.gov/pubsearch.

Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic

December 22, 2010 10:27:13 AM

Balfanz, R., Bridgeland, J.M., Moore, L.A., & Fox, J.H. (2010). Building a grad nation: Progress and challenge in ending the high school dropout epidemic. Washington, DC: America's Promise Alliance.

Reinventing Alternative Education: An Assessment of Current State Policy and How to Improve It

November 02, 2010 9:50:22 AM

Almeida, C., Le, C. Steinberg, A. & Cervantes. R. (2010). Reinventing alternative education: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it. Boston, MA: Jobs for the Future.

Six Pillars of Effective Dropout Prevention and Recovery: An Assessment of Current State Policy and How to Improve It

November 02, 2010 9:45:10 AM

Almeida, C., Steinberb, A., Santos, J. & Le, C. (2010). Six pillars of effective dropout prevention and recovery: An assessment of current state policy and how to improve it. Boston, MA: Jobs for the Future.

Diplomas Count (2010)

June 28, 2010 12:42:03 PM

Education Week (2010). Diplomas Count 2008. Washington, DC: Editorial Projects in Education.

Grad Nation: A Guidebook to Help Communities Tackle the Dropout Crisis

December 18, 2009 3:07:55 PM

America's Promise Alliance. (2009). Grad Nation. Washington, DC: Author.

High Schools as Launch Pads: How College-Going Culture Improves Graduation Rates in Low-Income Schools

December 18, 2009 3:01:59 PM

College Summit. (2008).High Schools as Launch Pads: How College-Going Culture Improves Graduation Rates in Low-Income Schools. Washington, DC: Author.

Listening to Latinas: Barriers to High School Graduation

December 18, 2009 11:26:21 AM

National Women's Law Center and Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund. (2009). Listening to Latinas: barriers to high school graduation. Washington, DC: Author.

High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2007

September 24, 2009 12:16:28 PM

Cataldi, E.F., Laird, J., and KewalRamani, A. (2009). High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2007 (NCES 2009-064). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

Graduating America: Meeting the Challenge of Low Graduation-Rate High Schools

August 13, 2009 1:17:28 PM

Balfanz, R., Almeida, C., Steinberg, A., Santos, A. and Fox, J. H. (2009). Graduating America: meeting the challenge of low graduation-rate high schools. Boston, MA: Jobs for the Future.

Putting Middle Grade Students on the Graduation Path

August 06, 2009 3:42:08 PM

Balfanz, R. (2009). Putting middle grade students on the graduation path. Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association.

Developing Early Warning Systems to Identify Potential High School Dropouts

January 09, 2009 4:29:12 PM

Hepper, J. and Therriault, S.B. (2008). Developing Early Warning Systems to Identify Potential High School Dropouts. Washington, D.C.: National High School Center.

Creating Postsecondary Pathways to Good Jobs for Young High School Dropouts

January 09, 2009 4:26:07 PM

Harris, L. And Ganzglass, E. (2008). Creating Postsecondary Pathways to Good Jobs for Young High School Dropouts. Center for American Progress. Washington, DC.

Making College and Career Readiness the Mission for High Schools: A Guide for State Policymakers

December 15, 2008 3:53:35 PM

Achieve & The Education Trust. (2008). Making College and Career Readiness the Mission for High Schools: A Guide for State Policymakers. Washington, DC: Author.

The Forgotten Middle

December 15, 2008 3:43:04 PM

ACT. (2008). The Forgotten Middle: Ensuring that All Students Are on Target for College and Career Readiness. Iowa City, IA: Author.

Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2006

September 19, 2008 3:05:48 PM

Laird, J., Cataldi, E.F., KewalRamani, A., and Chapman, C. (2008). Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2006 (NCES 2008- 053). National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. Washington, DC.

Raising Graduation Rates in an Era of High Standards

August 11, 2008 2:52:03 PM

Steinberg, Adria, and Almeida, Cheryl A., (2008). Raising Graduation Rates in an Era of High Standards. Boston, MA: Jobs for the Future.

Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood

July 30, 2008 4:00:54 PM

Kemple, J.J. and Willner, C.J. (2008). Career Academies: Long-Term Impacts on Labor Market Outcomes, Educational Attainment, and Transitions to Adulthood. New York: MDRC.

Cities in Crisis 2009: Closing the Graduation Gap

April 24, 2008 12:09:08 PM

Swanson, Christopher B. Copyright © 2009 by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. All rights reserved.

Still At Risk: What Students Don't Know, Even Now

April 15, 2008 9:12:47 AM

(2008) ©Common Core. All rights reserved.

When Girls Don't Graduate We All Fail

December 18, 2007 11:22:41 AM

National Women's Law Center. (2007). When Girls Don't Graduate We All Fail: A call to improve high school graduation rates for girls. Retrieved from http://www.nwlc.org/pdf/dropoutreport.pdf.

Rigor at Risk: Reaffirming Quality in the High School Core Curriculum

November 06, 2007 10:37:40 AM

ACT. (2007). Rigor at Risk: Reaffirming Quality in the High School Core Curriculum. Retrieved Nov. 5. 2007, from http://www.act.org/path/policy/pdf/rigor_report.pdf.

Ready or Not: Creating a High School Diploma that Counts

October 24, 2007 7:14:45 PM

Reprinted with permission. Copyright © 2004, Achieve, Inc. Retrieved Oct. 17, 2007 from http://www.achieve.org/node/552.

Career Planning Begins with Assessment: A Guide for Professionals Serving Youth with Educational and Career Development Challenges

October 22, 2007 4:04:21 PM

Timmons, J., Podmostko, M., Bremer, C., Lavin, D., & Wills, J. (2005). Career planning begins with assessment: A guide for professionals serving youth with educational & career development challenges (Rev. Ed.). Washington, D.C.: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth, Institute for Educational Leadership. Available at www.ncwd-youth.info/resources_&_Publications/manuals.php.

America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing Our Nation's Future

January 24, 2007 11:42:51 AM

Kirsch, I., Braun, H., Yamamoto, K., and Sum, A. Copyright ©2007 by Educational Testing Service.


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