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ERIC Number: ED564369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices to Promote High School Graduation. Research Watch. E&R Report No. 08.15
Baenen, Nancy, Ed.
Wake County Public School System
Significant attention and resources have been focused on reforming high schools to enhance graduation rates. The research literature supports the following practices: (1) For struggling students, accurate identification and intensive instructional, monitoring, and counseling support; (2) For 9th graders, transition activities, personalization, and academic support strategies; and (3) For teachers, intensive training to help them provide effective instruction and support, particularly for students showing signs of risk. Contains a bibliography. [This summary highlights key findings from a more extensive literature review prepared under contract to the Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) Evaluation & Research Dept. (Donley, 2008).]
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public School System (WCPSS), Evaluation and Research Department
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina