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Martha Abele Mac Iver  // Browsing posts in Martha Abele Mac Iver

Advancing the “Colorado Graduates” Agenda

Advancing the “Colorado Graduates” Agenda

“About 30 percent of Colorado high school students don’t graduate. Less than half of the black, Latino and American Indian students who start high school in Colorado actually finish. Our goal: cut the drop-out rate in half within 10 years.” Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. The ambitious goal set by Colorado’s governor to address the state’s […]

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Using Data to Keep All Students On-Track for Graduation: Team Playbook

Using Data to Keep All Students On-Track for Graduation: Team Playbook

How can educators organize middle and high schools so they provide the supports students need to keep them in school and on-track for secondary, post-secondary, and future success?  Or more directly, how do we organize our schools so that students stay in school, behave appropriately, try hard, and succeed in their courses? A central lesson […]

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Gradual Disengagement: A Portrait of the 2008-09 Dropouts in the Baltimore City Schools

Gradual Disengagement: A Portrait of the 2008-09 Dropouts in the Baltimore City Schools

Gradual Disengagement: A Portrait of the 2008-09 Dropouts in the Baltimore City Schools examined eight years of student-level data to paint a collective portrait of the process of disengagement that leads to student dropout. The study found that the majority of students who eventually drop out of Baltimore high schools enter ninth grade with a […]

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Improving Educational Opportunities: A Randomized Evaluation Study of a High School Dropout Prevention Program

Improving Educational Opportunities: A Randomized Evaluation Study of a High School Dropout Prevention Program

American Educational Research Association  |  April 2009 Common Characteristics of Effective Dropout Prevention Programs personalizing the experience of high school to increase student engagement through mentoring or counseling programs focusing on increasing student attendance and achievement (tutoring or other academic support) helping students to see a connection between high school work and life after high […]

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Data-Driven Decision Making Requires More than Just Achievement Data: Measuring and Analyzing the Factors that Influence Achievement

Data-Driven Decision Making Requires More than Just Achievement Data: Measuring and Analyzing the Factors that Influence Achievement

National Conference on Education  |  February 2009 The importance of collecting and analyzing data on factors behind student achievement (e.g., teacher practice, instructional quality and intervention implementation) Specific strategies for collecting and analyzing such data How to use results in a feedback loop for decision-making regarding instructional practice, equipping teachers, and implementing effective interventions for […]

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