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

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.