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ERIC Number: ED556196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3035-5567-1
Dropout Prevention: A Study of Prevention Programs Used by High Schools to Increase Graduation Rate
Simmons, Christopher L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida Atlantic University
This mixed methods study focused on the relationship between dropout prevention programs and graduation rates in one school district in Florida during the 2010-2011 school year. The dropout prevention program data analyzed included high school principals' perceptions in regard to perceived effectiveness, fidelity of implementation, cost efficacy, structure, and student-staff relationships within dropout prevention programs and their relationship to graduation rate. The data analysis investigated the relationship between the principals' perceptions of each dropout prevention program and graduation rate. Findings from this study showed principals' perceived that the level of fidelity for on-the-job training has a relationship to increased graduation rate. In other words, when a principal believed the dropout prevention program was implemented with fidelity in their school, it likely increased graduation rate. Another important finding from this study was the varying perceptions which existed among school leaders in this study and their varying perceptions on the relationship between dropout prevention programs and graduation rate. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Florida