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Creating a culture of inclusion and respect helps keep most students on track to academic success. This stragey may include the following:

  • Strategic classrooms where inclusive instructional strategies are aligned with individual needs of ALL learners (English Language Learners, Special Ed, and advanced)

This research-based program for middle school students is designed to teach academic vocabulary in language arts, math, science, and social studies classes and build the reasoning and argumentation skills that are necessary for learning in all content areas.

A report that examines the reearch-based effectiveness of Read 180® as a literacy intervention program. The report states that no studies of READ 180 that fall within the scope of the Adolescent Literacy (AL) review protocol meet What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) evidence standards, but seven studies meet WWC evidence standards with reservations.

July 2007

In this report, we look closely at students’ performance in their coursework during their freshman year, how it is related to eventual graduation, and how personal and school factors contribute to success or failure in freshman-year courses in Chicago public high schools.

This checklist and step-by-step instruction helps teachers and school administrators plan rigorous and relevant classroom instruction.

This guide is divided into three sections. The first section outlines the developmental characteristics (the intellectual, social, physical, emotional and psychological, and moral characteristics) of young adolescents Turning Points schools seek to address.

January 30, 2008

This powerpoint presentation describes the following three stepts to reducing dropouts: 1) understand the dropout problem in your community, 2) build an early  warning, prevention, and intervention system, 3) involve the community.

March 2006

While some students drop out because of significant academic challenges, most dropouts are students who could have, and believe they could have, succeeded in school.

December 2013

This report is the first-of-its-kind research that aims to measure positive youth development through a multi-year study of students participating in 4-H out-of-school activities. The result is a model that is driving new thinking and approaches to youth development around the world.

This article discusses the importance of reading and the need to teach individuals how to become better readers.

This handout presents 10 instructional approaches and the student experiences that address each approach.

National research has established that students who are chronically absent as early as kindergarten have lower achievement in later grades.

is one of the nation’s largest school districts. During the 2002-03 school year, the district served over 162,000 students in grades K-12 in 241 schools and centers. FCPS is also one of the nation’s most active districts in offering research-based programs to meet student needs and improve learning for each of its students.

This template helps schools identify the necessary structures and supports for educating adolescents across six dimensions: school practices & structures, physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and moral.