Creating an early warning system: Predictors of dropout in Delaware

This technical brief by Uekawa, Merola, Fernandez, and Porowski presents a historical analysis of key indicators of dropout for Delaware students in grades 9-12. The authors identified three key indicators of dropouts: (1) students’ attendance; (2) students’ math course grades; and (3) students’ English language arts (ELA) course grades. They found that the greater the number of risk indicators among a group of students, the higher the rate of student dropout in that group. This resource may be particularly useful for state, district, or school personnel looking for information on dropout indicators for high school students.

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Regional Educational Laboratory Mid-Atlantic
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