ERIC Number: ED310501
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Interventions with Students At-Risk for Dropping Out of School: A High School Responds.
Baker, Janice; Sansone, Janet
Dropout prevention has become a compelling priority for school personnel. But high school dropout research leaves many school variables largely unexamined. This study describes a staffing committee that had been established in a large urban high school during the 1986-87 school year and responded specifically to referrals of students who were considered to be at-risk for dropping out of school before graduation. The paper discusses the difficulty of implementing interventions and the effectiveness of the interventions. The committee was responsible for monitoring persistent problems of at-risk students: excessive and chronic academic failure, low attendance rates, and inappropriate school conduct. Interventions included individual accommodations as well as building-level, district-level, and community-level programs. The consideration of options for intervention within the school itself is recommended. The follow-up interview and a list of interventions are attached. (14 references) (SI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: An earlier version of this paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 5-9, 1988).