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Achievement for Latinos through Academic Success (ALAS)
Dropout Prevention

ALAS was found to have potentially positive effects on staying in school and potentially positive effects on progressing in school at the end of the intervention (ninth grade).

ALAS (Spanish for “wings”) is an intervention for middle and high school students that is designed to address student, school, family, and community factors that affect dropping out. Each student is assigned a counselor/mentor who monitors attendance, behavior, and academic achievement. The counselor/mentor provides feedback and coordinates interventions and resources to students, families, and teachers. Counselors/mentors also serve as advocates for students and intervene when problems are identified. Students are trained in problem-solving, self-control, and assertiveness skills. Parents are trained in parent-child problem solving, how to participate in school activities, and how to contact teachers and school administrators to address issues.

Findings

1
studies that met standards out of
1
eligible studies reviewed
Outcome Domain Effectiveness Rating Grades Improvement Index
Progressing in school Potentially positive effects 7-9
 
 
19
Staying in school Potentially positive effects 7-9
 
 
42

Last Updated: October 2006

Race

Black
1%
White
3%
Not specified
0%

Ethnicity

Hispanic
96%
Not Hispanic
4%

Gender

Male: 64%
Female: 36%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

91%

English Learners

English Learners icon
23%

Delivery Method

whole class icon
Individual

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

CA
West


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

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