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Submitted by philaedfund on Mon, 01/25/2010 - 15:46
The Diplomas Now study followed a group of Philadelphia public school students from 6th grade to one year beyond on-time graduation and identified four powerful predictors of falling off track to graduation:
Poor behavior marks
Failure in Math
Failure in literacy
The research concluded that a 6th grade student with any of the four indicators has only a 10-20% chance of graduating.