Launch and Implement

In close collaboration with education leaders, AIR experts helps clients use a seven-step, research-based continuous improvement process that enables educators to keep a close eye on at-risk students and to intervene early – and often – to improve student outcomes.  Rather than being ‘another thing,’ AIR’s early warning system tools and supports are designed to be the thing that ties together a variety of initiatives to improve student outcomes.

AIR experts have been actively engaged with 31 states and more than 100 districts and schools in launching and implementing early warning systems tailored to the local needs and context of our clients. Our guides developed for the National High School Center, Early Warning System High School Implementation Guide and Early Warning System Middle Grades Implementation Guide, have been downloaded and used in hundreds of schools across the country.

Contact Us today to learn more about how we can help our clients launch and implement early warning systems.

Related Resources

Report : Getting Students On Track for Graduation: Impacts of the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System After One Year

April 2017

Researchers from AIR, on behalf of the Regional Educational Laboratory Midwest, conducted a rigorous evaluation of the implementation of the Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) at 73 high schools over 3 years. The evaluation results released in April 2017 found that schools that implemented EWIMS showed positive impacts for reducing attendance and course failures for at-risk students within the first year of implementation. This study is among the very first to demonstrate that early warning indicators can be used within the first year to reduce the number of students at-risk of high school dropout.

Video : What is an Early Warning System?

October 2016

An early warning system (EWS) is a systematic process of identification and intervention to help students get on track to meeting educational milestones such as high school readiness, on-time graduation, and college and career readiness. This short video from the Early Warning Systems in Education at AIR provides a brief introduction to the EWS process and how it can be used to improve educational achievement.