States Where We Have Worked

Arkansas

  • Develop an early warning systems to identify students at risk of dropping out.
  • Build capacity in 10 LEAs to address dropout prevention.
  • Develop of a reentry protocol for use by state and LEAs in launching or expanding reentry programs.
  • Provide assistance to develop a parent academy.
  • Bureau of Indian Education

  • Increase graduation rates of Native American students by decreasing the dropout rate via participating in training, consultation, feedback and coaching activities.
  • Train staff, families and parents who interact with students in key concepts to prepare Native youth for the transition to careers, employment, or other life options
  • Build capacity of CORE state team to support dropout/graduation initiatives
  • Georgia

  • Increase graduation rate for students with disabilities who receive a general education diploma
  • Decrease the dropout rate for students with disabilities
  • Scale up and sustain state efforts thru continuous professional development activities
  • GraduateFIRST Website
  • Louisiana

  • To prepare for results work on graduation and dropout indicators
  • Miami Dade

  • Continue to scale up dropout prevention efforts across the district to include Charter schools and K-12 models.
  • Develop a 7 year plan to sustain efforts beyond external technical assistance
  • Michigan

  • Support in quantifying suspension /expulsion and dropouts to develop an early warning system.
  • Alignment of dropout efforts with other SEA initiatives including the Reaching and Teaching project, which has 10 high schools and middle schools participating.
  • Survey districts and schools on their practices, development of leadership support for MI school principals, and support for webinars about school completion.
  • Missouri

  • Build capacity in dropout prevention, specifically with the State’s Regional Professional Development Centers (RPDCs).
  • Develop a second cohort of schools to serve as model sites for implementation
  • Nebraska

  • Develop state and district-level tools to analyze data gathering, synthesis and interpretation.
  • Compile a comprehensive resource directory which includes current dropout prevention strategies.
  • Develop a process for assisting LEAs in effectively targeting resources in the areas of improving graduation and dropout prevention.
  • North Carolina

  • Develop a comprehensive state plan to address the most effective strategies for improving North Carolina’s performance in Indicators 1, 2, 13, and 14.
  • Assist in the coordination and delivery of a train-the-trainer model of professional development for local school system representatives to in building capacity in dropout prevention, reentry, and high school completion for SWDs.
  • Assist identifying and disseminating evidence-based practices.
  • Assist in collaboration with other OSEP funded centers in the development of the results component for NC’s OSEP continuous improvement.
  • Utah

  • Establish intervention models at the middle and high school levels to monitor and intervene early to reduce the number of dropouts.
  • Identify and establish early identification systems based on attendance and academic progress.
  • Focus on students who may not be on track to graduate by mid-9th grade.
  • Establish models to increase active parent involvement in students’ educational programs.
  • Washington

  • Develop and pilot dropout early warning and intervention system (DEWIS) for screening and progress monitoring in model school sites.
  • Expand DEWIS system throughout capacity building at the state’s nine ESDs.
  • Identify dropout indicators such as grades, state assessment mastery, retention, out of school conditions, and compare to comprehensive education data and research systems (CEDRS).
  • West Virginia

  • Model site level 1 training for 12 LEAs
  • Develop an early warning system to identify students at risk of dropping out
  • Develop rules for districts to understand the calculation of Graduation and Dropout under ESEA.
  • Assist in creating awareness of data from different sources
  • NDPC-SD West Virginia Technical Assistance Initiative