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Accelerated Middle Schools Dropout Prevention Progressing in school 35 Positive Effects Medium to Large 3 0 2 14 848 6, 7, 8 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0%, Black >50%, Other >0% Midwest, Northeast, South, GA, MI, NJ Curriculum Whole School July 2008
Accelerated Middle Schools Dropout Prevention Staying in school 18 Potentially Positive Effects Medium to Large 3 1 2 14 848 6, 7, 8 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0%, Black >50%, Other >0% Midwest, Northeast, South, GA, MI, NJ Curriculum Whole School July 2008
ALAS Dropout Prevention Staying in school 42 Potentially Positive Effects Small 1 1 0 1 94 7, 8, 9 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0% West, CA Supplement Individual October 2006
ALAS Dropout Prevention Progressing in school 19 Potentially Positive Effects Small 1 1 0 1 94 7, 8, 9 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0% West, CA Supplement Individual October 2006
Career Academies Dropout Prevention Completing school 11 Potentially Positive Effects Small 16 1 0 9 1428 9, 10, 11, 12 Unknown, Black >0% Northeast, South, West, CA, DC, FL, MD, PA, TX Curriculum Whole School September 2015
Check & Connect Dropout Prevention Progressing in school 30 Potentially Positive Effects Small 1 1 0 92 9, 10, 11, 12 Unknown, Black >0%, Black >50% Midwest, MN Practice Individual May 2015
Check & Connect Dropout Prevention Staying in school 25 Positive Effects Small 2 2 0 238 9, 10, 11, 12 Unknown, Black >0%, Black >50% Midwest, MN Practice Individual May 2015
Financial Incentives for Teen Parents to Stay in School Dropout Prevention Staying in school 6 Potentially Positive Effects Medium to Large 2 1 1 11 1819 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0%, Black >50%, Other >0% Midwest, West, CA, OH Practice Individual December 2006
High School Redirection Dropout Prevention Progressing in school 4 Potentially Positive Effects Medium to Large 5 1 1 2 732 9, 10, 11, 12 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0%, Black >50% Midwest, West, CA, KS, OH Curriculum Whole School April 2007
Job Corps Dropout Prevention Completing school 13 Potentially Positive Effects Small 2 1 0 105 8597 9, 10, 11, 12 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0%, Native American >0%, Other >0% Not specified Curriculum Individual April 2008
JOBSTART Dropout Prevention Completing school 14 Potentially Positive Effects Small 1 1 0 13 1941 10, 11, 12 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0%, Other >0% Midwest, Northeast, South, West, AZ, CA, CO, CT, GA, IL, NY, PA, TX Curriculum Individual March 2008
National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program Dropout Prevention Completing school 22 Potentially Positive Effects Small 14 1 0 10 1196 10, 11, 12 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0%, Other >0% Midwest, South, West, CA, FL, GA, IL, MI, MS, NC, NM, TX, WI Curriculum Whole Class September 2010
New Chance Dropout Prevention Completing school 8 Potentially Positive Effects Small 1 1 0 16 2079 9, 10, 11, 12 Unknown, Black >0% Midwest, Northeast, South, West, CA, CO, FL, IL, KY, MI, MN, NY, OR, PA Curriculum Individual January 2008
Talent Development High Schools Dropout Prevention Progressing in school 7 Potentially Positive Effects Small 4 0 1 11 nr 9, 10, 11, 12 Unknown, Black >0%, Black >50% Northeast, PA Curriculum Whole School July 2007
Talent Search Dropout Prevention Completing school 17 Potentially Positive Effects Medium to Large 7 0 2 10 9854 11, 12 Unknown, White >0%, Black >0% South, TX Supplement Individual December 2006
Twelve Together Dropout Prevention Staying in school 13 Potentially Positive Effects Small 2 0 1 9 500 8 Unknown, Black >0%, Black >50% Northeast, NJ Supplement Small Group March 2007

na = not applicable, nr = not reported