|December 7, 2016|
Low academic achievement is a key factor leading students to drop out of high school. Yet “Beating the Odds” schools demonstrate better academic outcomes for students at risk of not graduating when compared with schools that serve similar populations. During this webinar, a team of panelists present current research—including a Puerto Rico Research Alliance for Dropout Prevention study—on odds-beating schools in three REL Northeast & Islands jurisdictions: New York, Maine, and Puerto Rico. They discuss appropriate methodologies for identifying schools and analyzing outcomes, as well as the implications of the research for policy and practice. Participants explore how the presented research may apply within their own contexts in a moderated Q&A session.