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Center for Evaluation and Education Policy, Indiana University

In May 2008, the Center for Evaluation & Education Policy (CEEP) issued the Education Policy Brief, "Calculating High School Graduation Rates," which discussed the importance of accurate and reliable high school graduation data, various graduation rate calculation methods, the history behind the use of particular methodologies, and the nationwide trend towards the use of a cohort tracking system. This companion report continues to underscore the significance of high school dropout trends and programs which aim to prevent students from leaving school before graduation. The authors examine characteristics of students who drop out of high school and the reasons they discontinue their schooling early, and then highlight direct intervention programs which are primarily aimed at reaching at-risk students and helping them through school. The report concludes by considering holistic, school-wide reform efforts and their connection to dropout prevention. A Policy Perspective, The Road to Higher Gradation Rates is Built on Engaging All Students (Ethan Yazzie-Mintz) is included. Five web resources are included. (Contains 52 endnotes and 2 tables.) [For associated Policy Brief "Calculating High School Graduation Rates," see ED503862.]

Descriptors: High School Graduates, Intervention, Graduation Rate, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Graduation, At Risk Students, Computation, Evaluation Methods, Research Methodology, Cohort Analysis, Dropout Rate, Student Characteristics, Dropout Characteristics, Holistic Approach, Educational Change, Relevance (Education), Student Participation, Mentors, Nontraditional Education, State Programs, Remedial Programs, Career Academies, Sanctions, Career Counseling, Student Projects, Change Strategies

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Autor: Stanley, Kylie R.; Plucker, Jonathan A.


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