Use this multimedia overview to learn about practices for dropout prevention. Through diagnosis of the problem, providing targeted interventions, and establishing schoolwide programs, schools can create research-based and practical solutions to keep students in school, reduce dropout rates, and recover students who left school.
This topic includes six recommended practices:
- Use data systems to identify individual students at high risk of dropping out. (Data Systems)
- Assign adult advocates to students at risk of dropping out. (Adult Advocates)
- Provide academic support and enrichment to improve academic performance. (Academic Supports)
- Implement programs to improve students' classroom behavior and social skills. (Social/Behavior Programs)
- Personalize the learning environment and instructional process. (Learning Environment)
- Provide rigorous and relevant instruction to engage students and build skills. (Rigorous/Relevant Instruction)