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Faria, Ann-Marie; Sorensen, Nicholas; Heppen, Jessica; Bowdon, Jill; Eisner, Ryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The national high school graduation rate reached its highest level in U.S. history--82 percent--during the 2013-14 school year (Kena et al., 2016)--but dropout remains a persistent problem in the Midwest and nationally. Early warning systems that use research-based warning signs to identify students at risk of dropping out have emerged as one…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, At Risk Students, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Sorensen, Nicholas; Heppen, Jessica; Bowdon, Jill; Taylor, Suzanne; Eisner, Ryan; Foster, Shandu – Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, 2017
Although high school graduation rates are rising--the national rate was 82┬ápercent during the 2013/14 school year (U.S.┬áDepartment of Education, 2015)--dropping out remains a persistent problem in the Midwest and nationally. Many schools now use early warning systems to identify students who are at risk of not graduating, with the goal of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Progress Monitoring, School Holding Power, Academic Persistence
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Heppen, Jessica; O'Cummings, Mindee; Poland, Lindsay; Zeiser, Krissy; Mills, Nicholas – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2015
High school graduation rates remain unacceptably low in the U.S., especially among disadvantaged youth (Chapman, Laird, Ifill, & KelalRamani, 2011; Stillwell, 2010), with troubling implications for future earnings and employment status (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2012). Check & Connect (C&C) is an individualized program that pairs…
Descriptors: Mentors, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness, High School Students