The Elementary and Middle School's Role
    in High School Dropout Prevention

    It is understood that dropout prevention on a wide scale is extremely difficult. Students drop out at different points in the education continuum and for a variety of reasons, which means that there is no single action that schools, parents or communities can take to prevent high school dropouts.


    But we are beginning to learn the warning signs of dropping out -- and they are evident well before a student starts high school. As early as First Grade, teacher ratings of student academic and social performance are associated with graduation. Students who are not reading on grade level by Third Grade are less likely to graduate than their peers. And Sixth-Graders likelihood of graduation can be determined by the 3 ABCs:

        • Attendance
        • Behavior
        • Course Failure

    Please Read More Here: Dropout Prevention: The 3 ABCs