Close

Not a member yet? Register now and get started.

lock and key

Sign in to your account.

Account Login

Forgot your password?

On- and Off-Track Indicators for High School Graduation and College Success

Identifying the signals

To increase the percentage of students who graduate, educators need to know the “warning signs” that will alert them to students who are falling off the pathway to graduation.  Interventions can be tailored to address the particular problem that is keeping students from staying on-track.

The idea behind early indicators analytics work is simple but powerful.  Years before dropouts actually leave high school, most of them send strong “signals” that they are having some sort of trouble in school.  Further, these signals are observable in standard types of data that school districts keep on their students.  Evidence from a study in one large school district suggests that almost half of the eventual dropouts sent “warning signals” as early as sixth grade.

Researchers from the Everyone Graduates Center work with school districts and states to identify the “warning signs” that students send when they are on the pathway to dropping out of high school.  In pilot projects supported by the Center, educators have been using real-time data to intervene with students who exhibit one or more early indicators of dropout.

Early Warning Indicators of High School Outcomes

Early Warning Indicators of High School Outcomes

A special issue of the Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (Vol 18(1) ...

More Information...
Just the Right Mix: Using an Early Warning Indicators Approach to Identify Potential Dropouts Across All Grades

Just the Right Mix: Using an Early Warning Indicators Approach to Identify Potential Dropouts Across All Grades

Each school year, roughly a thousand students drop out of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). ...

More Information...
The Academic Impacts of Career and Technical Schools: A Case Study of a Large Urban School District

The Academic Impacts of Career and Technical Schools: A Case Study of a Large Urban School District

With growing public recognition that too many students in the United States fail to complete ...

More Information...
Predicting High School Outcomes in the Baltimore City Public Schools

Predicting High School Outcomes in the Baltimore City Public Schools

This study of high school outcomes in the Baltimore City Public Schools builds on substantial ...

More Information...
The Importance of Being in School: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation’s Public Schools

The Importance of Being in School: A Report on Absenteeism in the Nation’s Public Schools

America’s education system is based on the assumption that barring illness or an extraordinary event, ...

More Information...
Learning What it Takes

Learning What it Takes

Growing alarm over high dropout rates has created a groundswell of interest in ways to ...

More Information...
On Track for Success: The Use of Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems to Build a Grad Nation

On Track for Success: The Use of Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems to Build a Grad Nation

Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems (EWS) are an evolving strategic response to one of ...

More Information...
Beyond the Indicators: An Integrated School-Level Approach to Dropout Prevention

Beyond the Indicators: An Integrated School-Level Approach to Dropout Prevention

Beyond the Indicators provides an integrated framework that schools and districts can use to build ...

More Information...
Keeping On Track in Ninth Grade and Beyond

Keeping On Track in Ninth Grade and Beyond

Focusing on a recent Baltimore City ninth grade cohort, the report examines the behavioral factors ...

More Information...