Dropout Prevention Resources by pr3GG4


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                        Dropout Prevention Resources

Alliance for Excellent Education – www.all4ed.org

American Youth Policy Forum – www.aypf.org

America’s Promise Alliance – www.americaspromise.org

Everyone Graduates Center – www.every1graduates.org

National Dropout Prevention Center/Network – www.dropoutprevention.org

National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities – www.ndpc-

National High School Center – www.betterhighschools.org

National Governors Association Center for Best Practices – www.nga.org

The Silent Epidemic – www.silentepidemic.org

Web Resources and Tools

Grad Nation (America’s Promise Alliance) – www.americaspromise.com

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Model Programs Guide -

Early Warning Systems – www.betterhighschools.com/pubs/ews_guide.asp

What Works Clearinghouse - http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/

The National Center for School Engagement –

     This compendium of resources was compiled by the National Dropout
               Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
                             November, 2009
HO 11
Reports and Studies

Understanding Dropout

Cities in Crisis: A Special Analytic Report on High School Graduation (America’s
Alliance Promise) – www.americaspromise.org

Dropout Prevention for Students with Disabilities: A Critical Issue for State
Education Agencies (National High School Center) – www.betterhighschools.org

Dropouts Diplomas, and Dollars: U.S. High Schools and the Nation’s Economy
(Alliance for Excellent Education) – www.all4ed.org

Every Nine Seconds in America a Student Becomes a Dropout: The Dropout
Problem in numbers (American Youth Policy Forum) – www.aypf.org

Locating the Dropout Crisis: Which High Schools Produce the Nation’s
Dropouts/ Where Are They Located? Who Attends Them? Center for Social
Organization of Schools) – web.jhu.edu/csos/graduation-

One-Third of a Nation: Rising Dropout Rates and Declining Opportunities
(Educational Testing Service) – www.ets.org

The High Cost of High School Dropouts: What the Nation Pays for Inadequate
High Schools (Alliance for Excellent Education) – www.all4ed.org

The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropouts (The Silent Epidemic)
– www.silentepidemic.org

What It Takes To Graduate for the Class of 2007 –

Clarifying, Examining and Developing Policies & Procedures

Impact of Policies and Procedures on Dropout and School Completion for
Students with Disabilities – http://www.ndpc-

     This compendium of resources was compiled by the National Dropout
               Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
                             November, 2009
HO 11
Diploma Options for Students with Disabilities: Synthesis of the NCEO
Document – http://projectforum.org/docs/DiplomaOptionsforSWD-

The Progress of Education Reform 2007: Dropout Prevention: Vol. 8, No. 1, July
2007 –http://www.ndpc-sd.org/documents/ECS/ECS-Dropout-Prevention-

Understanding High School Graduation Rates –


Check and Connect Check & Connect is a model of sustained intervention for
promoting students' engagement at school and with learning --

Dropout Prevention: A Practice Guide (NCEE 2008-4025). Washington, DC:
National Center for Education and Regional Assistance, Institute of Education
Sciences, U.S. Department of Education. http://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc

Effective Interventions in Dropout Prevention: A Research Synthesis: The Effects
of Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions on Dropout for Youth with Disabilities
(National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities) -

Effective Interventions in Dropout Prevention: A Practice Brief for Educators,
Cognitive Behavioral Interventions: An Effective Approach to Help Students
with Disabilities Stay in School (National Dropout Prevention Center for
Students with Disabilities) – http://www.ndpc-

Engaging Students with School: The Essential Dimension of Dropout Prevention
Programs (National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities) –

Recommendations for Teachers- Classroom strategies that promote student
engagement and decrease dropout (National Dropout Prevention Center for

     This compendium of resources was compiled by the National Dropout
               Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
                             November, 2009
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Students with Disabilities) – http://www.ndpc-

Recommendations for Administrators- Strategies for building infrastructure and
support to address school completion at the local level – http://www.ndpc-

Strategic Approaches

Ending the Silent Epidemic: A Blueprint to Address America’s High School
Dropout Crisis (The Silent Epidemic) – www.silentepidemic.org

Turning It Around: A Collective Effort to Understand and Resolves
Philadelphia’s Dropout Crisis (Philadelphia Youth Transitions Collaborative) –

Building Effective Interventions in Dropout Prevention: Some Practical Strategies
from Research and Practice – http://www2.edc.org/ndpc-sd/vol8.htm

National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities Intervention
Framework -- http://www.ndpc-sd.org/documents/NDPC-

Promising Models:

Essential Tools – Increasing Rates of School Completion: Moving from Policy and
Research to Practice (National Center on Secondary Education and Transition) –

Impacts of Dropout Prevention Programs: Final Report (Mathematica Policy
Research, Inc.) – www.mathematica-mpr.com

Making Progress Toward Graduation: Evidence from the Talent Development
High School Model (MDRC) – www.mdrc.org

     This compendium of resources was compiled by the National Dropout
               Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
                             November, 2009
HO 11

Collecting & Reporting

Improvement Strategies for State Performance Planning SPP Toolkit Series: A
Few Steps to Better Data – www.ndpc-

A Checklist for Improving Your Annual Performance Reports for Indicators 1 &
2. Suggestions, tips, and resources for completing B 1 & B2 – http://www.ndpc-

Using Data to Guide Improvement

Identifying Potential Dropouts: Key Lessons for Building an Early Warning
System (Achieve, Inc.) – www.achieve.org

Key Points of Translating National Data into State and Local Practice –

Looking for Clues in Your Data: Identifying Youth At-Risk for School Dropout –

Reentry/ Recovery

The Dropout Crisis; Promising Approaches in Prevention and Recovery (Jobs for
the Future) – www.jff.org

Whatever It Takes: How Twelve Communities are Reconnecting Out-of-School
Youth (American Youth Policy Forum) – www.aypf.org

Exemplary Practices in Alternative Education: Indicators of Quality
Programming – www.taea.net/images/ExemplaryPracticesinAE.pdf

Parent Engagement Online Resources

Parent Mentor Partnership of Georgia – http://www.parentmentors.org

     This compendium of resources was compiled by the National Dropout
               Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
                             November, 2009
HO 11
Parents as Collaborative Leaders: Improving Outcomes for Children with
Disabilities – http://www.uvm.edu/~pcl/about.php

PACER Center – http://www.pacer.org/

Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) – http://www.hfrp.org

The Family Involvement Network (FINE) – http://www.hfrp.org/family-

The Miami-Dade County Public Schools Parent Academy –
Check out the Parent Academy Toolkit:

National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools (SEDL) –

Parent Engagement Selected Resources

Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWRE): Partnerships by Design -

Pennsylvania Department of Education: Enhancing Parent Involvement: A
Practical Guide for Pennsylvania's Schools Supporting Students with Disabilities
– http://www.pattan.net/files/Parent/ParentInvolvementBroc.pdf

Michigan Department of Education: Making the Most out of High School –

Parent Information Resource Centers: Engaging Parents in Education: Lessons
from Five Parental Information and Resource Centers –

NCCREST: Building Collaboration between schools and parents of English
Language learners: transcending barriers, creating opportunities –

     This compendium of resources was compiled by the National Dropout
               Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
                             November, 2009
HO 11

PBIS Resource Catalog – http://www.pbis.org/resource_catalog/default.aspx

Academic Instruction

Mathematics Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities or Difficulty
Learning Mathematics: A Guide for Teachers [K-12] – http://www.center-for-

A Road Map for Mathematics Achievement for All Students: Findings from the
National Mathematics Panel [K-12] – http://www.center-for-

Organizing Instruction and Learning to Improve Student Outcomes –

Effective Instruction for Adolescent Struggling Readers – http://www.center-


Increasing Attendance: Strategies from Research and Practice (Northwest
Regional Education Laboratory) –

Increasing School Attendance for K-8 Students: A review of research examining
the effectiveness of truancy prevention programs – http://www.wilder.org

Improving School Attendance: A Resource Guide for Virginia Schools (Virginia
Department of Education) –

     This compendium of resources was compiled by the National Dropout
               Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities
                             November, 2009

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