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Staying in School [microform] : Strategies for Middle School Students with Learning & Emotional Disabilities. ABC Dropout Prevention and Intervention Series / Martha Thurlow and Others
Bib ID 5597066
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Thurlow, Martha
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1995 
27 p. 

This report summarizes the findings of three 5-year federally financed dropout prevention programs for high risk students and their families known as the ABC programs: ALAS (Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success), the Belief Academy, and Check & Connect. The information is based on a comprehensive report called "Staying in School: A Technical Report of Three Dropout Prevention Projects for Middle School Students with Learning and Emotional Disabilities." Information is provided on who the youth are and why they are at risk of dropping out, what works in preventing dropout, and how to tell if an intervention works. Five interrelated intervention elements that have been demonstrated to be effective in assisting youth to stay in school are discussed. These are: monitoring; relationships; affiliation; problem solving; and persistence, continuity, and consistency. Evidence of the effectiveness of the programs is provided and graphed using measures such as enrollment in school, academic performance, progress towards graduation, attendance, problem behaviors, and satisfaction. Among recommendations to school administrators are the following: develop a system to monitor student progress toward graduation; form a team of stakeholders to develop intervention strategies for high-risk students; and establish a systematic way to measure the effectiveness of interventions. Appendices include a description of the three ABC projects and a further explanation of the data used. (CR)


Availability: Institute on Community Integration (UAP), University of Minnesota, 109 Pattee Hall, 150 Pillsbury Drive, S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($8).

Sponsoring Agency: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: H023K0001.

Contract Number: H023K0011.

Contract Number: H023K0017.

ERIC Note: For related documents, see EC 304 962-966.



May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adolescents.  |  Behavior Disorders.  |  Dropout Prevention.  |  Emotional Disturbances.  |  Federal Programs.  |  High Risk Students.  |  Hispanic Americans.  |  Intervention.  |  Junior High Schools.  |  Learning Disabilities.  |  Middle Schools.  |  Program Effectiveness.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Student Development.  |  Teamwork.  |  ABC Projects
Form/genre Reports, Descriptive.  |  Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors California Univ., Santa Barbara. Graduate School of Education  |  Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Inst. on Community Integration  |  Minneapolis Public Schools, MN  |  Seattle Public Schools, WA  |  Washington Univ., Seattle. Coll. of Education
Available From ERIC 


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