Students Placed At-Risk
The Campaign for High School Equity, a coalition of nine leading civil rights organizations that represent African American, Hispanic, American Indian and Asian populations, such as the NAACP and the National Council of La Raza, and education advocacy organizations, such as the Alliance for Excellent Education, held a congressional briefing on June 7, 2011 to release their “Plan for Success.” Plan for Success: Communities of Color Define Policy Priorities for High
Positive Behavioral Supports and Interventions (PBIS) is a school-wide system of discipline that utilizes tiered behavioral interventions to encourage social and academic success. As with academic tiered intervention, PBIS is characterized by universal supports for all students in the school, coupled with secondary supports and intensive tertiary intervention for students based on need.
Looking for new high school-related resources? Here are some highlights that other organizations have recently released:
The College Board has recently released the 7th Annual AP Report to the Nation, which details states’ efforts over the last year to increase Advanced Placement (AP) coursetaking, particularly among traditionally underserved student populations.
Report highlights include:
In our previous post, we noted that the Consortium on Chicago School Research (CCSR) identified four predictors of risk for dropout during ninth grade: course grades, course failures, absences, and “on-track” status. This post explains how these indicators apply to students with disabilities.