Early Warning Systems: Designing Effective Interventions to Improve College & Career Readiness
Across the United States, almost 7,000 high school students drop out of school each day.
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. Administrators implementing the system say that the tool has focused their attention on how schools operate, calling the process “eye-opening.”
The Center’s early warning system is used in 68 districts in six states, and the Center’s tool has been downloaded more than 20,000 times. The federally funded Center operated by AIR served as the nation’s central source of information and expertise on high school improvement and ran through spring 2013.