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Project

Early Indicators of High School Graduation

Market
Education
Services
Research Services
Client
U.S. Department of Education
Expertise
Applied Research Studies
Quantitative Data Analysis
Early Indicators of High School Graduation

IMPAQ International was funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Southeast Regional Education Laboratory to conduct a study identifying “early indicators” of high school success or failure. This project focused on data from Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), the second largest school district in Florida and the sixth largest school district in the United States. Based on previous research, the study identified academic and behavioral indicators that predict whether or not students graduate from high school, and developed a set of indicators that identify whether or not BCPS students are “on-track” for high school graduation in grades 6 and 9 (i.e., whether or not they are at risk of failing to graduate from high school). The study examined the prevalence of “off-track” status in the 6th and 9th grades, as well as the extent to which these indicators accurately identify students at risk of school failure.