Customize Tools and Supports

AIR translates research and evidence-based practices into ready-to-use, effective models to identify students early and support them with appropriate interventions to achieving key educational milestones. Our staff listen to clients and develops tools and supports that reflect the local context. We build implementation tools and resources that lays out a step-by-step process of establishing an early warning system that integrates with other initiatives that target and support at-risk students.

AIR experts have worked with clients at all levels – states, districts, and schools – to design tools and supports that are flexible and customized to their particular needs. For example, AIR helped develop the Career and Technical Education Early Warning System on behalf of Chicago Public Schools to feed real-time information from district databases into a single location that supports more than 20,000 students participating in career and technical education courses across the district. Learn more about the tools and supports we develop at the EWS Online Tool.

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Related Resources

Tool : Early Warning System High School Tool

November 2011

DISCLAIMER: The Early Warning System High School Tool is a Microsoft Excel© macro-enabled worksheet. More recent versions may not include programming to enable the content of the worksheet. A compatible version of Microsoft Excel© is required to use the tool. The tool is designed to work on Microsoft Windows© operating systems only.

The Early Warning System (EWS) High School Tool was developed by the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research, in collaboration with Matrix Knowledge Group, to allow users to identify students showing early warning signs of risk for dropping out of high school. The tool calculates research-based early warning indicators that are predictive of whether students graduate or drop out of high school. The early warning indicators include course failures, grade point average (GPA), credit accumulation, and behavioral incidents. Designed to be used throughout the school year on a regular basis – after the first 20 or 30 days of the school year and after each grading period – users can identify at-risk students, assign them to customized interventions, and monitor the response to these interventions.

The EWS High School Tool is supported by a written guide and a webinar training series produced by the National High School. These resources are all available on www.earlywarningsystems.org.

Implementation Guide: Early Warning System High School Implementation Guide

Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) Professional Development Training Series

Tool : Early Warning System Middle Grades Tool

November 2011

DISCLAIMER: The Early Warning System Middle School Tool is a Microsoft Excel© macro-enabled worksheet. More recent versions may not include programming to enable the content of the worksheet. A compatible version of Microsoft Excel© is required to use the tool. The tool is designed to work on Microsoft Windows© operating systems only.

The Early Warning System (EWS) Middle Grades Tool was developed by the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research, in collaboration with Matrix Knowledge Group, to allow users to identify students showing early warning signs of risk for dropping out of high school. The tool calculates research-based early warning indicators that are predictive of whether students graduate or drop out of high school. The early warning indicators include course failures, grade point average (GPA), credit accumulation, and behavioral incidents. Designed to be used throughout the school year on a regular basis – after the first 20 or 30 days of the school year and after each grading period – users can identify at-risk students, assign them to customized interventions, and monitor the response to these interventions.

The EWS Middle Grades Tool is supported by a written guide and a webinar training series produced by the National High School. These resources are all available on www.earlywarningsystems.org.

Implementation Guide: Early Warning System Middle Grades Implementation Guide

Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) Professional Development Training Series