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ERIC Number: EJ788024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Giving High School Students More Time
Nagel, David
Principal Leadership, v8 n7 p28-31 Mar 2008
A recent Web search returned more than 1.1 billion hits for the phrase "time management," a concept that school leaders hear in seminars, read about in books, and are trained in during professional development. But, like principals, students too need the advantage of a little more time. One high school in Indiana is giving students the advantage of extra time to enable them to reach proficiency and earn credits toward graduation. This article features Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis for saving credits and improving its graduation rate by implementing the "failure challenge". In 2006, when Indiana created a new method for calculating a strict four-year completion rate for cohorts, the graduation rate at Ben Davis was 65.8%. This change and a belief that students should be given opportunities and encouragement to stay with their cohort and graduate in four years prompted the "failure challenge" to help students avoid falling behind. By attacking the credit deficiency cycle, Ben Davis has attempted to diminish the problem of students falling behind. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana