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ERIC Number: ED537097
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 25
Evidence Based Education Request Desk. EBE #470
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast
Research led by the Consortium on Chicago Public School Research (University of Chicago) and the Center for Social Organization of Schools (Johns Hopkins University), has identified specific indicators--students' academic characteristics--that provide early signals that students are on a path toward dropping out of high school. Measured at different points in time, typically 6-9th grades, these indicators are used for a variety of purposes from identifying students in need of intervention to school and district accountability ratings. This Evidence-based Education Request summarizes ways that data are being used in schools, districts, and states, and by researchers to identify students at risk for not graduating and/or not achieving career and college readiness. Searches of Wilson Web, EBSCOHost, and the Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) were performed to gather this information. To add to their findings, the researchers searched well-known papers on such indicators (e.g., Allensworth & Easton, 2007) as well as the websites of reform support and education research organizations known to do work in this area. Finally, they conducted a Google search in order to identify lesser-known sites using these indicators. Information in this paper is meant to be informative to schools, districts, and states interested in learning from others who are implementing indicators. The list of places implementing indicators is "non-exhaustive and does not represent all the ways indicators can be formulated or implemented." (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (ED)
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