Webinar Series: Tiered Interventions to Support Keeping Students on Track to Graduation
This 3-part webinar series provides an overview of a tiered system of support for keeping students in school, progressing in school, and on track to graduation. Specific interventions and resources for improving attendance and involving families and community partners will be addressed. Webinars 2 and 3 have been divided into segments and resources are available for each segment.
Tiered Interventions for High Schools: An Approach for Keeping Students in School and on Track to Graduation
Jessica Agus of the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research (AIR) presents an overview of tiered intervention models and Jo Ann Burkholder, of the Office of School Improvement, Virginia Department of Education, discusses levels of support in Virginia to keep students on track to graduation.
Resources for Webinar 1:
Tiered Interventions for High Schools: A Focus on Resources and Interventions to Improve Attendance
There are a total of five different segments to this complete webinar.
Selecting Evidence Based Interventions.
Dr. Francena Cummings of the SERVE Center at UNCG presents how VEWS and evidence-based decision making (EBDM) cycles can be applied to selecting interventions.
Resources for Webinar 2, Segment I:
Demonstration of Online Evidence-based Resources Related to Dropout Prevention
Dr. Patricia McClure of the SERVE Center at UNCG demonstrates resources available on the What Works Clearinghouse and the Doing What Works websites that schools can use in planning interventions to keep students in school and on track to graduation.
Resources for Webinar 2, Segment II:
An Evidence-based Program, Check & Connect
Kay Augustine of Eastern Carver County Minnesota schools and formerly the Check & Connect Project Coordinator at the University of Minnesota presents Check & Connect, a student engagement intervention with a strong attendance component to keep students engaged in school and progressing toward graduation.
Resources for Webinar 2, Segment III:
Stories From the Field – Best Practices in Virginia Schools, Chesterfield County Public Schools.
Dr. Lisa Ross shares how Chesterfield County Public Schools uses a DROP-IN Fair to re-engage students who have dropped out of school and get them back into school.
Resources for Webinar 2, Segment IV-a
Stories From the Field – Best Practices in Virginia Schools, John Marshall High School, Richmond Public Schools.
Principal Beverly Britt shares how the Early Head Start/Head Start Program at John Marshall High School helps to keep low-income pregnant mothers and mothers in school by providing high quality comprehensive services to these mothers and their children.
Resources for Webinar 2, Segment IV-b
- Presentation Handout (PDF)
Tiered Interventions for High Schools: A Focus on Community Partnerships and Resources
There are a total of two different segments to this complete webinar.
Community Partnerships for Raising Graduation Rates.
Joanna Fox of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University reviews research related to community partnerships that support keeping students in school and on track to graduation, provided snapshots of community and non-profit organizations dropout prevention efforts, and shares success stories of a few schools and districts – Dothan City Schools, Alabama; Harris County Schools in Houston, Texas; and New York City Schools.
Resources for Webinar 3, Segment I:
Stories From the Field – Best Practices in Virginia Schools, I.C. Norcom High School, Henrico County Public Schools, and Demonstration of VDOE Online Resources.
Lynn Briley, Principal of I.C. Norcom High School, Portsmouth County Public Schools, describes how the I.C. Norcom High School Early Warning System and On-time Graduation Teams developed community partnerships to collaboratively improve student achievement and to keep students in school and on track to graduation. Dr. David Myers, Director of Secondary Education, Henrico County Public Schools, shares how Henrico has developed partnerships with the county services and resources including the Commonwealth attorneys and judges to cut truancy rates and to develop and implement a tiered intervention strategic plan that includes community resources at every level. Jo Ann Burkholder, Coordinator of Student Assistance Services at the Office of School Improvement, Virginia Department of Education, demonstrates the online resources and supports available on the VDOE Web site.
Resources for Webinar 3, Segment II:
- Presentation Handout (PDF)