Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropouts

Developing early warning systems to identify potential high school dropouts
January 2010
Heppen and Therriault

The information that follows and an accompanying tool developed by the National High School Center can help schools and districts to systematically collect early warning indicator data so they can identify students at highest risk of dropout. An early warning system can be implemented at the school as well as at district levels. The role of the state is critical for providing support that can help districts and schools collect the key information with relative ease, including the use of integrated longitudinal data systems.

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