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High School Redirection
Dropout Prevention

High School Redirection was found to have mixed effects on staying in school, potentially positive effects on progressing in school, and no discernible effects on completing school.

High School Redirection is an alternative high school program for youth considered at risk of dropping out. The program emphasizes basic skills development (with a particular focus on reading skills) and offers limited extra-curricular activities. The schools operate in economically disadvantaged areas and serve students who have dropped out in the past, who are teen parents, who have poor test scores, or who are over-age for their grade. To foster a sense of community, the schools are small, and teachers are encouraged to act as mentors as well as instructors.

Findings

3
studies that met standards out of
3
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Completing school No discernible effects 9-12 --
Progressing in school Potentially positive effects 9-12
 
 
3
Staying in school Mixed effects 9-12 --

Last Updated: April 2007

Race

Black
70%
White
45%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
27%
Not Hispanic
72%

Gender

Male: 47%
Female: 52%

Delivery Method

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School

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

KS, OH, CA
Midwest, West


Related Resources

This intervention report was prepared for the WWC by American Institutes for Research under contract ED-02-CO-0022.

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