Systemic Approach Resources

Systemic Approach

NDPC Materials

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Overview Course. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention Online Courses: Systemic Approach. (2017). National Dropout Prevention Center/Network.

Creating a Trauma-Informed Care School. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Approaching Teacher Retention the Call Me MiSTER ® Way. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Increasing Support Systems for High-Potential At-Risk Learners in Rural Areas. (2017). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

A Systems Approach to Dropout Prevention. (2016). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Systemic and Professional Development Approach to Dropout Prevention. (2016). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Resiliency: The Missing Piece in Early Warning Systems. (2016). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Early Warning And Intervention: Reaching Students Before Major Negative Events Happen. (2016). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Graduation Success Initative: A Full Court Press Approach. (2016). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

PAR (Program Assessment and Review): Behind the Scenes. (2016). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Data Analysis for Graduation Improvement. (2015). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Public Schools at the Crossroads: Addressing the Dropout Challenge in Rural America. (2015). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Youth Development Challenges in Kenya. (2015). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Making Sense of the Evidence: A Review of Dropout Prevention Strategies. (2014). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Creating the Schools We Need—In Class and Online. (2013). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

NDPC/N Newsletter: Pregnant and Parenting Students – Volume 23, Number 3.  pdf (2013).

A Look to the Future. (2012). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

The 15 Effective Strategies for Dropout Prevention. (2011). Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: What Does PBIS Have to Do With Prevention?(2011).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Professional Learning Communities: An Infrastructure for Dropout Prevention and School Improvement(2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

School Climate Through Students’ Eyes(2010).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Building Authentic Relationships with Youth At Risk(2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Graduation and Collaboration Coaches: Working Effectively Together(2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Strategic Planning to Improve the Graduation Rate(2009).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

From At-Risk to Academic Excellence: What Successful Leaders Do(2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

The Role of the Principal in Dropout Prevention(2008).  Solutions to the Dropout Crisis.

Smink, J., & Schargel, F. P. (Eds.). (2004).  Helping Students Graduate: A Strategic Approach To Dropout PreventionLarchmont, NY : Eye On Education.

NDPC/N Newsletter: Alternatives to Retention – Volume 13, Number 2pdf (2000).


Wood, L. & Bauman, E. (2017). How Family, School, and Community Engagement Can Improve Student Achievement and Influence School Reform. Nellie Mae Education Foundation. pdf

Frazelle, S., & Nagel, A. (2015). A Practitioner’s Guide to Implementing Early Warning Systems. Institute of Education Sciences.

Horner, R. H., Sugai, G., & Anderson, C. M. (2011).  Examining the Evidence Base for School-Wide Positive Behavior Support. pdf  Focus on Exceptional Children, 42(8), 1-14.

Marietta, G. (2010).  Lessons in Early Learning: Building an Integrated Pre-K-12 System in Montgomery County Public SchoolsThe PEW Center on the States pdf .

Sugai, G. (2009).  School-Wide Positive Support and Response to Interventionpdf

Heppen, J. B., & Therriault, S. B. (2008).  Developing Early Warning Systems to Identify Potential High School Dropouts.  pdf  Issue Brief. National High School Center.

Fairbanks, S., Sugai, G., Guardino, D., & Lathrop, M. (2007).  Response to Intervention: Examining Classroom Behavior Support in Second Gradepdf Exceptional Children, 73(3), 288-310.

A Framework for Success for All Studentspdf (2006).   New York, NY : Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Cicchinelli, L., Dean, C., Galvin, M., Goodwin, B., & Parsley, D. (2006).  Success in sight: A comprehensive approach to school improvementDenver, CO : Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL).

Duttweiler, P. C. (2004).  Systemic renewal: What works?. In J. Smink & F. P. Schargel (Eds.),  Helping students graduate: A strategic approach to dropout prevention (pp. 55-63). Larchmont, NY : Eye on Education.

Molnar, A. (2002).  School reform proposals: The research evidenceTempe, AZ : Education Policy Research Unit (EPRU), Education Policy Studies Laboratory College of Education, Division of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, Arizona State University.

Berends, M., Kirby, S. N., Naftel, S., & McKelvey, C. (2001).  Implementation and performance in New American Schools: Three years into scale-upSanta Monica, CA : The RAND Corporation. Retrieved February 26, 2010, from:

Lewis, A. (2001).  Add it up: Using research to improve minority education for low-income and minority studentsWashington, DC : Poverty and Race Research Action Council (PRRAC). Retrieved February 26, 2010, from:

Jerald, C. G. (2001).  Dispelling the myth revisited: Preliminary findings from a nationwide analysis of “high flying” schoolsWashington, DC : The Education Trust.



The Early Warning Systems Learning Series

Air Quality Curriculum Project – PBL Resources

Center on Behavioral Education and Research at UConn

Maryland State Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

OSEP Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports

PBL Checklists

PBL-Online Video Library

Project-Based Learning

School-Wide Information System at the University of Oregon

Texas High School Project (THSP)
The Texas High School Project (THSP), a public-private partnership focused on remedying the problem of high school dropouts by connecting with schools and communities. THSP partners with high schools, colleges, universities, tech schools, and businesses to provide comprehensive education assistance.

The National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform (NCCSR) collects and disseminates information that builds the capacity of schools to raise the academic achievement of all students

The National Education Goals Panel an independent executive branch agency of the federal government charged with monitoring national and state progress toward the National Education Goals

The National High School Center serves as the central source of information and expertise on high school improvement for the Regional Comprehensive Centers

The Project Approach