ERIC Number: ED447394
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Making a Difference: Report of the Task Force on Dropout Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery, Spring 1998.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
This publication is a report from a task force charged with developing a vision and making recommendations for a comprehensive system of dropout prevention, intervention, and recovery within the state of Maryland. The challenge was given urgency due to three factors: (1) rigorous standards for students that were part of school improvement programs could cause more students to drop out unless changes were made in instruction; (2) the number of young people will increase over the next decade, as well as the proportion considered at risk; and (3) positive correlation between levels of educational achievement and learning in the new labor market of the 21st century will intensify. The Task Force agreed on the following visions: (1) provide rigorous, relevant, and engaging instruction within a supportive environment; (2) prevent students from starting down the path toward dropping out; and (3) collaborate with families, communities, employers, and postsecondary programs to provide integrated support and learning experiences. The report includes a description of who drops out and why; who can make a difference and how; Task Force recommendations; how to implement the recommendations; end notes; and attachments on programs serving at-risk students, dropout statistics, and program approaches. (Contains 10 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland