School Completion Project Tracks Students Through High School

From the School District Newsletter: The Board heard some results and conclusions from the district’s unique 100% Project, which tracked a large cohort of students during their secondary years through graduation in June, 2012.

When the students entered grade 9, those most at risk of not completing school were flagged and their progress monitored by a vice–principal in their respective school.

These school administrators, along with district personnel, met several times each year over the four years to update the progress of the students in this cohort and to report on effective interventions and observed needs.

The study results showed the top four indicators of risk were: suspensions, attendance, foster care, and school moves, all largely issues resulting from circumstances
outside of school.

Actions the district needs to take to address the issues revealed by the study will be included in the next version of the district’s Achievement Contract.

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