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1 Cogniscope II- a Snapshot- Dropouts: One Dropout is too Many

2 High Cost of High School Dropouts The average annual income for a high school dropout in 2005 was $17,299, compared to $26,933 for a high school graduate, a difference of $9,634 per year. -US Bureau of the Census, 2006

3 Trigger Questions: 1. What are the factors specific to Clinton County, that contribute to students dropping out of high school? 1. Stakeholders Parents Students Dropouts Alternative Ed Social Agencies School Personnel

4 Session Outcomes To build a shared understanding of the current status of student dropouts in Clinton County To build a shared understanding of the root causes of student dropouts in Clinton County To build a shared language surrounding the dropout phenomenon Based on most influential factors, recommend actions that would reduce dropouts

5 Key Information- Graduation Rates Bath Clinton DeWitt Ovid-Elsie Pewamo- Westphalia St. Johns 86.75% 85.15% 94.01% 89.02% 100% 87.4%

6 Some questions to guide the process What do we know about students that enter ninth grade and what happens to them? What school indicators help predict who graduates and who doesnt graduate in four years? What is known about students who fall off- track? What do we know about students that do not graduate?

7 Questions cont. What schools are successfully graduating students? -Closing the Graduation Gap, 2008

8 Student Suggestions Better Teachers Offer more Alternatives Tutoring Summer School More Supervision More school to home communication Better mentoring between students and teachers

9 More Successful if: Evening classes More GED opportunities Allowing students to return when older

10 Why students drop out of school. M/Template.cfm?Section= Home&CONTENTID=9279 &TEMPLATE=/CM/Content Display.cfm M/Template.cfm?Section= Home&CONTENTID=9279 &TEMPLATE=/CM/Content Display.cfm Why do students drop out of school? Disengage dropouts frmofrom school s.net/pdfs/thesilentepidemi c3-06.pdf s.net/pdfs/thesilentepidemi c3-06.pdf

11 f/dropoutreport2003.pdf f/dropoutreport2003.pdf Hearing%20Press%20Release.pdf Hearing%20Press%20Release.pdf

12 public_schools/stateid/MI/county/ public_schools/stateid/MI/county/26037


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