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Early Warning System Planning

Implementing an early warning system is not as easily said as done. However, if you took a closer look at the monitoring system your district or school already employs, you might be surprised to find that you might already be halfway there! You keep tabs of absences, grades, behavior problems, and more. The next step is to develop a system where these individual pieces of data culminate into an early warning system.

The strength of this recommendation is its diagnostic capability. What it take is establishing a goal for the system, setting specific indicators for your district or school, and ensuring that every team member engaged in the dropout prevention effort is properly trained on how to use the system and is unified by the common goal of increasing graduation rates.

To that end, included are some references on how to take the first steps on planning, building and implementing an early warning system.

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