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Significant attention and resources have been focused on reforming high schools to enhance graduation rates. The research literature supports the following practices: (1) For struggling students, accurate identification and intensive instructional, monitoring, and counseling support; (2) For 9th graders, transition activities, personalization, and academic support strategies; and (3) For teachers, intensive training to help them provide effective instruction and support, particularly for students showing signs of risk. Contains a bibliography. [This summary highlights key findings from a more extensive literature review prepared under contract to the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Evaluation & Research Dept. (Donley, 2008).]

Descriptors: Best Practices, High School Graduates, Academic Support Services, Educational Change, High School Students, Identification, Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Counseling Services, School Districts, Dropouts, Focus Groups, Prevention, At Risk Students, Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Educational Strategies, Faculty Development, Career Education, Technical Education, Program Descriptions, Block Scheduling

Wake County Public School System. 5625 Dillard Drive, Cary, NC 27518. Tel: 919-431-7215; Fax: 919-431-7193; e-mail: wcpss-data-accountability[at]; Web site:

Autor: Baenen, Nancy, Ed.


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