In-school Youth Resources
Table of Contents
- Putting Middle Grades Students on the Graduation Path, 2009
- Preventing Student Disengagement and Keeping Students on the Graduation Path in Urban Middle-Grades Schools: Early Identification and Effective Interventions
- Dropping Out of High School: The Role of School Organization and Structure
- Identifying Potential Dropouts: Key Lessons for Building an Early Warning Data System
- Third Grade Literacy - A Key Dropout Indicator, 2017
- Why Grades Drop When Students Enter High School and What Adults Can Do About It, 2014
- Approaches to Dropout Prevention: Heeding Early Warning Signs With Appropriate Interventions, 2007
Two critical areas—the role of the middle grades in determining the likelihood that a student will graduate from high school and their role in closing achievement gaps.
Preventing Student Disengagement and Keeping Students on the Graduation Path in Urban Middle-Grades Schools: Early Identification and Effective Interventions
Following nearly 13,000 Philadelphia students over a number of years, researchers found that 60% of students in the study who dropped out of high-poverty schools could be identified by one or more of four indicators in 6th grade.
In this study, the authors explore how high schools, through their structures and organization, may influence students’ decisions to stay in school or drop out.
The goal of this article is to provide policymakers with an overview of research about the dropout
problem and the best strategies for building an early warning data system that can signal
which students and schools are most in need of interventions.
An article from CYC's blog, The Educational Divide, that discusses the importance of third grade literacy. A pivotal year for all students and their future success is the third grade. While third grade is not an absolute dividing line, there is plenty of research and evidence that shows children around this age begin to develop significant reading skills.