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ERIC Number: ED521686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 36
Abstractor: ERIC
Early Warning System Implementation Guide: For Use with the National High School Center's Early Warning System Tool v2.0
Therriault, Susan Bowles; Heppen, Jessica; O'Cummings, Mindee; Fryer, Lindsay; Johnson, Amy
National High School Center
This Early Warning System (EWS) Implementation Guide is a supporting document for schools and districts that are implementing the National High School Center's Early Warning System (EWS) Tool v2.0. Developed by the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the guide and tool support the establishment and implementation of an early warning system for identifying and monitoring students who are at risk of dropping out of high school. This Implementation Guide is designed to build the capacity of school- and district-level practitioners to analyze data from the EWS Tool v2.0. The aim of the guide and the tool is to support school and district efforts to systematically identify students who are showing signs that they are at risk of dropping out of high school, match these students to interventions to get them back on track for graduation, and monitor students' progress in those interventions. The guide describes an implementation process that draws on the research on data-driven decision making. The process has seven steps: (1) Establish roles and responsibilities; (2) Use the EWS Tool v2.0; (3) Review the EWS data; (4) Interpret the EWS data; (5) Assign and provide interventions; (6) Monitor students and interventions; and (7) Evaluate and refine the EWS process. The guide is organized so that each of the seven steps constitutes a section of the guide. Appended are: (1) EWS Action Planning Tool; and (2) Dropout Prevention Intervention Mapping. (Contains 2 tables, 4 figures and 11 endnotes.) [For "National High School Center Early Warning System Tool v2.0: Technical Manual," see ED521687.]
National High School Center. American Institutes for Research, 1000 Thomas Jefferson Street NW, Washington, DC 20007. Tel: 800-634-0503; Fax: 202-403-5875; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: National High School Center
IES Cited: ED552306