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ERIC Number: ED544307
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Prevention: Do Districts Pursue Best Practice Recommendations? A Center Policy & Practice Report
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
This report focuses on the reality that the dropout situation is unlikely to improve as long as policy and practice fail to ensure students have a comprehensive system of student and learning supports. To highlight the intervention problem, the emphasis is on first comparing federal practice guidance recommendations for addressing the dropout problem with data about what schools are doing; then, we stress the need to embed dropout prevention into development of a unified and comprehensive component for addressing barriers to learning and teaching and re-engaging disconnected students at every school. An appendix presents: "Motivation is a Primary Concern in Addressing All Students." A list of cited references and some related reading is provided along with some relevant references for broadening staff understanding of motivation. (Contains 1 table.)
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools