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Dropout Update December 8, 2009 Board of Education Meeting Joseph Miller
Part I: Background
“ Cut the high school drop-out rate in  half in a decade. ” Bill Ritter (2007)
2008 Board of Education Charge: Reduce the Dropout Rate Adams 14 Board of Education Members
Strategic Initiative:  Develop and implement a multi-tiered dropout prevention plan.
Adams 14 dropout rate (excluding alternative schools) will be reduced to 9% by 2010.  Adams 14 dropout rate will be reduce...
 
R easearch
Dropout is a  process , not an event.
Studied four years of graduates and dropouts
A ttendance B ehavior C ourse Failure
T ransfers L anguage
R aise  A wareness
 
Part 2: Early Warning System
 
DEWD is part of TAAT
 
 
 
 
Part 3: Interventions
Aligns Specific Interventions for Each Risk Tier
A ttendance: Individual student attendance plans; Success Academy (middle to high  school transition support); Saturday Sc...
B ehavior: The Link (alternative to expulsion); Saturday School.
C ourse Failure: Credit Recovery; Online Learning; Work Keys; Alternative High School; Tutoring.
<ul><li>R esponse: </li></ul><ul><li>Created Dropout Prevention Coordinator position to direct interventions. </li></ul><u...
<ul><li>R esponse: </li></ul><ul><li>An attendance team meets weekly to determine interventions for highest need students....
Part 4: Results
38
49%
 
 
 
“ I dropped out last year and I am back.  I am back to prove to my family that I can graduate.  My brother dropped out, my...
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Boe Dropout Update 12 08 2009

  1. 1. Dropout Update December 8, 2009 Board of Education Meeting Joseph Miller
  2. 2. Part I: Background
  3. 3. “ Cut the high school drop-out rate in half in a decade. ” Bill Ritter (2007)
  4. 4. 2008 Board of Education Charge: Reduce the Dropout Rate Adams 14 Board of Education Members
  5. 5. Strategic Initiative: Develop and implement a multi-tiered dropout prevention plan.
  6. 6. Adams 14 dropout rate (excluding alternative schools) will be reduced to 9% by 2010. Adams 14 dropout rate will be reduced to 7% by 2014.
  7. 8. R easearch
  8. 9. Dropout is a process , not an event.
  9. 10. Studied four years of graduates and dropouts
  10. 11. A ttendance B ehavior C ourse Failure
  11. 12. T ransfers L anguage
  12. 13. R aise A wareness
  13. 15. Part 2: Early Warning System
  14. 17. DEWD is part of TAAT
  15. 22. Part 3: Interventions
  16. 23. Aligns Specific Interventions for Each Risk Tier
  17. 24. A ttendance: Individual student attendance plans; Success Academy (middle to high school transition support); Saturday School.
  18. 25. B ehavior: The Link (alternative to expulsion); Saturday School.
  19. 26. C ourse Failure: Credit Recovery; Online Learning; Work Keys; Alternative High School; Tutoring.
  20. 27. <ul><li>R esponse: </li></ul><ul><li>Created Dropout Prevention Coordinator position to direct interventions. </li></ul><ul><li>Called all dropouts from 2008-2009 school year before school started. </li></ul><ul><li>Any student in current year listed as dropout receives multiple phone calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Home visits to students with lowest attendance at high school. </li></ul>
  21. 28. <ul><li>R esponse: </li></ul><ul><li>An attendance team meets weekly to determine interventions for highest need students. </li></ul><ul><li>Alternative pathways for students on verge of dropping out. Includes Work Keys and Work Study. </li></ul><ul><li>Partnered with Teach One to Lead One to mentor 9 th grade students at highest risk. </li></ul>
  22. 29. Part 4: Results
  23. 30. 38
  24. 31. 49%
  25. 35. “ I dropped out last year and I am back. I am back to prove to my family that I can graduate. My brother dropped out, my sister dropped out, and my mom doesn’t think I will graduate either. I want to prove them wrong. ” --ACHS Student (October 2, 2009)

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