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ERIC Number: ED526384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
NDPC-SD Data Probes Worksheet
National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
This worksheet from the National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD) is an optional tool to help schools organize multiple years of student and program data for the purpose of identifying school-completion needs that can be addressed through the implementation of research-based interventions. It is designed for use at the school building level. Another tool is under development for organizing and working with data at the State level. The first section of the worksheet collects data about a school's enrollment, graduation and dropout rates for students with and without disabilities. The guiding questions in this section are designed to provoke thought and discussion about patterns and trends in the data, as well as current programs at the school that address graduation and dropout. The next section, beginning on page 3, organizes the school's data related to academic engagement. It considers assessment data and academic targets as well as information about course-completion, instruction, whether students are on track to graduate in a timely manner, and grade retention. Schools may need to adapt the tables to reflect the particular assessments in use at the State or local level. If a school administers any diagnostic measures, an individual may also want to include information from these in this section. The section on attendance begins on page 6 of the worksheet. The tables organize the data based on the number of days students are absent and on attendance patterns by grade level. The guiding questions are intended to stimulate consideration of, and discussion around the school's attendance patterns, policies and procedures.
National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities. 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29631. Tel: 866-745-5641; Fax: 864-656-0136; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities