April 4, 2014
PROMISING DEVELOPMENTS
IN DROPOUT
RE-ENGAGEMENT
Andrew O. Moore, Senior Fellow
Institute for Youth, Educatio...
Responses to dropout rates
 Address chronic absence as key precondition
 Early warning systems & interventions
 Middle ...
Dropout Reengagement
Spreading Across U.S.
Working Definition:
Reengagement Center/Program
 Staffed portal
 Operates at the citywide
or school district level
 Pro...
Policy Platforms
 School district
 Intermediary / NGO
 City government
 Community college
 Combinations of above
 Sc...
Range of Approaches
 Physical “one stop” center
 Deployed staffing model
 NGO contracts with school districts
 Center ...
Re-engagement Ecosystem
Re-
engagement
portal – virtual
or physical
Social support
services
Physical,
behavioral
health
se...
Washington State
Open Doors Youth Reengagement
 Combines dropout outreach and assessment
functions with alternative educa...
Online “Drop In” Campaigns: Now in
Denver, Boulder, & Aurora, Colorado
Measuring effectiveness and
impact: common indicators
 Credits earned once re-
enrolled
 Stick rate/ persistence
(first ...
Aggregating Results:
Reengagement in 13 U.S. Cities,
School Years 2012-2013
Initial outreach: 41,000
Referral to re-enroll...
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Presentation on the current dropout reengagement field by Andrew O. Moore, National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families at April 4, 2014 Capitol Hill Forum sponsored by American Youth Policy Forum and Youth Transition Funders Group - Multiple Pathways to Graduation Working Group.

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  • First point of contact – doorway back into education ecosystemCentral physical location OR via deployed staff OR virtualMay offer education or support services on siteIntensive “caring adult” staffing – youth development
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    1. 1. April 4, 2014 PROMISING DEVELOPMENTS IN DROPOUT RE-ENGAGEMENT Andrew O. Moore, Senior Fellow Institute for Youth, Education, and Families National League of Cities Supported by the C.S. Mott Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation
    2. 2. Responses to dropout rates  Address chronic absence as key precondition  Early warning systems & interventions  Middle school and 9th grade  Ongoing high school reform  Engagement, dual enrollment strategies  Expansion of accelerated / on track options and other alternative settings  Recovery and re-engagement
    3. 3. Dropout Reengagement Spreading Across U.S.
    4. 4. Working Definition: Reengagement Center/Program  Staffed portal  Operates at the citywide or school district level  Provides one-stop outreach, assessment, referral, re-enrollment, and continued support services  Restores educationally disconnected youth and young adults to best fit options to complete credentials
    5. 5. Policy Platforms  School district  Intermediary / NGO  City government  Community college  Combinations of above  School district, community college per-pupil funding  Foundation  Workforce development  Federal HSGI grants  State government – two states  Child welfare  In kind: VISTAs Management Role Funding Sources
    6. 6. Range of Approaches  Physical “one stop” center  Deployed staffing model  NGO contracts with school districts  Center co-located with alternative school
    7. 7. Re-engagement Ecosystem Re- engagement portal – virtual or physical Social support services Physical, behavioral health services Alternative schools, adult education Training programs leading to postsecondary credential
    8. 8. Washington State Open Doors Youth Reengagement  Combines dropout outreach and assessment functions with alternative education at one site  Began with three pilots; 19 additional programs  GRAVITY High School - Regional school district, consortium model  iGRAD - partnership between Kent School District and Green River Community College – shopping mall  Expanded Gateway to College program at Lake Washington Institute of Technology
    9. 9. Online “Drop In” Campaigns: Now in Denver, Boulder, & Aurora, Colorado
    10. 10. Measuring effectiveness and impact: common indicators  Credits earned once re- enrolled  Stick rate/ persistence (first year completion)  Graduation / GED completion  Initial contact/engagement  Race, ethnicity, gender  Child welfare system involvement Results Process / Demographics
    11. 11. Aggregating Results: Reengagement in 13 U.S. Cities, School Years 2012-2013 Initial outreach: 41,000 Referral to re-enrollment opportunity: 10,000 Confirmed re-enrollments: 6,000 “Stick rate” / persistence: 73%

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