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Check & Connect
Dropout Prevention

Check & Connect was found to have positive effects on staying in school, potentially positive effects on progressing in school, and no discernible effects on completing school for high school students with learning, behavioral, or emotional disabilities.

Check & Connect is a dropout prevention strategy that relies on close monitoring of school performance, mentoring, case management, and other supports. The program has two main components: “Check” and “Connect.” The Check component is designed to continually assess student engagement through close monitoring of student performance and progress indicators. The Connect component involves program staff giving individualized attention to students, in partnership with school personnel, family members, and community service providers. Students enrolled in Check & Connect are assigned a “monitor” who regularly reviews their performance (in particular, whether students are having attendance, behavior, or academic problems) and intervenes when problems are identified. The monitor also advocates for students, coordinates services, provides ongoing feedback and encouragement, and emphasizes the importance of staying in school.

Findings

2
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
 
 
30
Staying in school Positive effects 9-12
 
 
25

Last Updated: May 2015

Race

Black
62%

Gender

Male: 77%
Female: 22%

Free & Reduced-Price Lunch

70%

Delivery Method

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Individual

Urbanicity

Urban

Locations

MN
Midwest


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