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Reports

Full reports, summarized with key findings

Our research and publications are intended to be shared, to inform, enable discourse, and contribute to the body of knowledge supporting schools and ultimately attaining the goal that everyone graduates. The following are reports we’ve produced, detailing our studies and findings. Where applicable, full texts are available for download.

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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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Learning What it Takes

Learning What it Takes

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

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2012 Building a Grad Nation Report

2012 Building a Grad Nation Report

Although some states and school districts show that the dropout crisis can be solved, other ...

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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 ...

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Still a Freshman: Examining the Prevalence and Characteristics of Ninth-Grade Retention Across Six States

Still a Freshman: Examining the Prevalence and Characteristics of Ninth-Grade Retention Across Six States

Because ninth grade is a make-or-break year for increasing graduation rates, schools with high ninth-grade ...

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Rural ‘Dropout Factories’ Often Overshadowed

Rural ‘Dropout Factories’ Often Overshadowed

Education Week In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains here in the northwest corner of South ...

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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 ...

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