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Building A College Readiness Indicator System: Progress in the Dallas Independent School District

Building A College Readiness Indicator System: Progress in the Dallas Independent School District

The Dallas Independent School District has been one of the pioneers nationally in creating a systemic district-wide initiative to develop measurable indicators of college readiness at the individual, school, and district level and to build the leadership commitment, data infrastructure, adult capacity, supports, interventions, and outreach efforts to increase college readiness and college access for […]

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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 a foundation to prevent students from dropping out.  Based on a tiered public health model, this framework provides universal and school-wide practices designed to produce high attendance, positive behavior, and successful academic achievement for the majority of students.  It includes […]

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Preventing Student Disengagement

Preventing Student Disengagement

This article considers the practical, conceptual, and empirical foundations of an early identification and intervention system for middle-grades schools to combat student disengagement and increase graduation rates in our nation’s cities. Many students in urban schools become disengaged at the start of the middle grades, which greatly reduces the odds that they will eventually graduate. […]

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