Special Education Leadership

How to Plan to Increase Graduation Rates and Decrease Dropout Rates in Pennsylvania

  • June 12th, 2018
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Schools in Pennsylvania are working to increase the graduation rate and decrease the dropout rate for students with disabilities. Participants will complete a planning document that guides them through five phases in how to increase graduation rates in their schools. The five phases include: 1) establishing a local leadership team and an Early Warning System (EWS), 2) analyzing attendance, behavior, and course performance data, 3) identifying target areas for interventions for students who are off-track, 4) developing an action plan, and 5) implementing and monitoring an evaluation plan.

Diane Funsten, PaTTAN East
Dr. Laura Moran, PaTTAN Harrisburg

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