ERIC Number: ED285280
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Prevention Initiative. Workplan.
Miller, Frank L.
This report presents nine steps, followed by work plans, for administrators when implementing a dropout prevention initiative. These nine steps are: (1) conduct a needs assessment to establish a database that identifies students who leave school early; (2) draft descriptors that identify elementary students who are at risk of dropping out later; (3) track and regularly evaluate identified high-risk students to provide a continuity of services as the students change schools; (4) develop an interagency referral system to provide outside services to potential dropouts; (5) develop a program for guidance and educational activities that directly involve needs of potential dropouts; (6) provide an alternative learning program for returning or potential dropouts; (7) provide a re-entry orientation program for returning dropouts; (8) provide training and development to task force members to increase sensitivity to needs of potential dropouts; and (9) inform all students about the effects of leaving school early and encourage effective student decision making. (CJH)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Information Systems, Information Utilization, Long Range Planning, Needs Assessment, Potential Dropouts, Program Development, Program Implementation, Student Needs, Student School Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Taylor County Schools, Grafton, WV.