ERIC Number: ED112332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
A Program to Identify Dropout-Prone Students, Assess Their Needs, and to Design an Individualized Instructional Program Appropriate for Meeting Such Needs.
Young, Jerry L.
Achievement testing indicates that the typical student who leaves high school prior to graduation has academic deficiencies considerably below expected grade placement. The need exists for identifying potential dropouts prior to their actual withdrawal. After a dropout-prone student has been identified, an analysis of his specific needs should be made. Finally, specifically tailored instructional programs based on needs should be implemented to allow the student to achieve academic and social growth. This paper describes such a program. A psychologist and psychometrist developed a battery of tests to help identify prospective dropouts, for whom a remediation program in basic mathematics was developed. Results indicate that the program was successful in encouraging students to stay in school. (Author/HMV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A