This whitepaper focuses on analyzing the preexisting research around which interventions are the most effective at advancing high school graduation rates, and how Arizona schools could adapt these findings to their own unique needs.
The goal of this practice guide is to offer educators specific, evidence-based recommendations that address the challenges of preventing dropout in secondary schools. This guide synthesizes the best publicly available research and shares practices that are supported by evidence. It is intended to be practical and easy for teachers and school leaders to use.
A Practitioner's Guide to Implementing Early Warning Systems (2015) "To stem the tide of students dropping out, many schools and districts are turning to early warning systems (EWS) that signal whether a student is at risk of not graduating from high school. While some research exists about establishing these systems, there is little information about the actual implementation strategies that are being used across the country. This REL Northwest report summarizes the experiences and recommendations of EWS users throughout the United States."
High School Graduation and College Readiness Indicator Systems: What We Know, What We Need to Know (2018) "In districts across the country, school practitioners rely on early warning indicator systems (EWI) to identify students in need of support to graduate high school and be prepared for college. … This paper by the University of Chicago Consortium on School Research provides a brief overview of the current state of the use of indicators for improving students' educational attainment, considerations about which indicators to use when developing an indicator system, and some of the questions that have arisen as schools, districts, and states engage in these efforts."