In Early identification getting easier but must come with compassion and hard work, the folks at NoDropouts.org capture the essence of CohortTracker™ and the roll it plays in promoting successful, on-time graduation:
The concept is simple. By tracking factors that research shows are key indicators of dropout risk – credits, commencement exams, attendance, discipline referrals and out-of-school suspensions – school leaders can keep a bird’s-eye view of each cohort of students and more easily identify those who need extra support to get to graduation day.
Of course, once schools leaders have a better idea of who is most at risk, there is simply no substitute for good, old-fashioned compassion ? and good, old-fashioned elbow grease.
Indeed, with a smart tool like CohortTracker™ reducing the effort required for easy and accurate early identification, there is now more time and energy left for that “good, old fashioned elbow grease.” Educators, roll up your sleeves!
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