Sharing Progress and Identifying Support for Dropout Prevention


  • February 6, 2013
  • Utah Professional Development Center

    230 W 200 S #1000
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84101


This event brought together staff from five alliance member schools that have been working together as a learning community with the National Dropout Center for Students with Disabilities (NDPC-SD), the Utah State Office of Education (USOE), and REL West to reduce dropout rates and improve educational outcomes for all students, but particularly those with disabilities.

The half-day seminar was designed to build on an October 2012 training to use an Early Warning System (EWS) tool, and leads into ongoing technical assistance that alliance leaders will provide throughout 2013 to use information from the EWS tool, as well as other data sources, to inform site-based dropout prevention activities.

Participants had opportunities to hear each school’s progress to date on dropout prevention action plans, discuss strengths and challenges in their work, and identify support needs, by school and across the alliance.

The participants also generated questions about the impact of attendance on dropout rates that will help inform planning of a statewide conference.

For more information about this event, please contact BethAnn Berliner,, 510.302.4209.