There is a great deal of research on the dropout crisis facing American high school students. Over 1,000,000 American high school students drop out of school every year. This number roughly equals the size of the San Jose, California! Project SOAR targets these children and provides them with the academic and emotional supports to greatly improve their success. The Project SOAR research proves it! The following links provide research links examining the dropout crisis in the United States.
Current Research on American Dropout Crisis
A research initiative by Johns Hopkins University found that "students who are most at risk of dropping out of school can be identified as early as middle school through key indicators - poor attendance, unsatisfactory behavior and course failure in math and English. When one of these off-track indicators is exhibited by a child as early as the 6th grade, students have a 10%-20% likelihood of graduating from high school." Project SOAR address each of these areas and has evidence-based research of its positive impact on students. Click on Project SOAR Control Study for evidence-based research on the Project SOAR initiative.
On Track for Success: The Use of Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems to Build a Grad Nation
by Robert Balfanz, Mary Bruce, John M. Bridgeland, Joanna Hornig Fox
"Doing More with Less: Case Studies on the Impact of National Service"
by Stella Tran, Katie Theriault, Kelley Kreitz, Andrew Wolk
Building a Grad Nation: Progress and Challenge in Ending the High School Dropout Epidemic
by Robert Balfanz, John B. Bridgeland, Joanna Hornig Fox, Laura A. Moore
"What Your Community Can Do to End its Dropout Crisis: Learnings from Research and Practice"
by Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University
"Graduating America: Meeting the Challenge of Low Graduation-Rate High Schools"
by Robert Balfanz, Cheryl Almeida, Adria Steinberg, Janet Santos and Joanna Hornig Fox
"Beyond the Indicators: An Integrated School-Level Approach to Dropout Prevention"
by Martha Abele Mac Iver and Douglas Mac Iver
"Locating the Dropout Crisis: Which High Schools Produce the Nation's Dropouts? Where Are They Located? Who Attends Them?"
by Robert Balfanz and Nettie Legters, Johns Hopkins University
by Complete College America
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