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First-Year Effects of Early Indicator and Intervention Systems in Oregon

August 30, 2021

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Oregon's graduation rate has seen steady improvement each year for the last six years, with 82.6 percent of seniors graduating in 2020. Oregon's education leaders have made substantial investments to improve Oregon's graduation outcomes through the High School Success Act (Measure 98) and the Student Success Act, supporting many districts in the state to adopt an early indicator and intervention system (EIIS) to identify students at risk of not graduating, assign interventions, and monitor student response.

To help Oregon education leaders better understand the impact of EIIS adoption on student outcomes—and to inform future efforts to boost statewide graduation rates—REL Northwest examined the effects of the first year (2018-19) of EIIS adoption on chronic absenteeism, disciplinary infractions, course progression, and academic performance.

The findings show that district adoption of an EIIS appears to have reduced the percentage of students who were chronically absent but does not appear to have had positive effects on the other outcomes. While this report provides useful information about the early effects of EIISs, the comprehensive effects might take more than one year to fully realize.


First-Year Effects of Early Indicator and Intervention Systems in Oregon
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