The National High School Center at AIR developed an early warning systems tool that provides accurate and timely data to identify students most at risk for dropping out of high school. The center’s tool allows districts to dig deeper into their data, see patterns, and uncover the reasons behind students’ poor performance.
This November 2011 study, written by experts with AIR for the California Comprehensive Center at WestEd, attempts to define turnaround schools in California, both what constitutes low-performing or failing schools and what constitutes turnaround or success for these schools.
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988.
Building on existing external school support literature, this brief offers a set of indicators for assessing the quality of support provided to low-performing schools, with respect to the No Child Left Behind Act.
This First Look presents findings on the numbers and rates of public school students who dropped out of school in school years 2002-03, 2003-04, and 2004-05.
This report, authored by Helen Duffy of the National High School Center, provides an in-depth look at the implementation and structural issues, as well as the needed support required to successfully institute Response to Intervention (RTI) at the secondary school level.
The final report of an ongoing series of reports based on data collected for the Teacher Assignment and Student Work Study for the evaluation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s high school grants. We first review findings on redesigned schools from our previous research and summarize key findings from our most recent research, and then describe the design of the study and present the results from our data analyses.
This National High School Center research brief outlines existing barriers regarding teacher expectations, tracking, and placement of English language learners and offers key policies and useful strategies in building capacity and developing learning environments conducive for all students in obtaining academic success.
This report is intended to serve as a consumer guide that helps decision makers sort through claims about which approaches could truly meet the needs of students. It is the most extensive and comprehensive review of elementary school CSR models ever issued.