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MOVE: A Mentoring and Self-Determination Initiative for African American Males with Disabilities

The Virginia Department of Education, in conjunction with I’m Determined, hosts MOVE, a three-day summit on a Virginia college campus, welcoming African-American males with disabilities and their families. To put research into practice, MOVE’s model includes: leadership by youth with disabilities, African-American male leaders and mentors, and parent training MOVE strives to empower African-American males with disabilities to overcome barriers, …

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Locating and Re-Engaging Secondary Students with Disabilities

Designed primarily for school building administrators and educators, this resource provides research-based strategies and resources to locate and support school-leavers to return and work toward graduation. The evidence-based strategies for re-engaging and supporting students with disabilities and their families through school completion were informed by the following research: National Dropout Prevention Center for Students with Disabilities (2011); Rumberger et al., …

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Risk Calculator Tool to Assess & Address Dropout

Students who drop out of high school generally have outcomes that are poorer than their peer who complete school. As a result, it is in everyone’s best interest to identify students who are at risk of dropping out early in their school careers and provide them the interventions and supports that will help them stay in school and succeed there. …

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Using the System of SPP Indicators for State Improvement

The purpose of collecting data on the various SPP Indicators is to assist states in monitoring implementation of IDEA and improving programs for school-age children with disabilities in the state. Seeing the relationship among the Indicators can be a daunting task and one that is difficult to visualize. The Part B Tree of Influence, developed by the Western Regional Resource …

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Strategies for School Completion Training Module

Data show that students with disabilities drop out at a higher rate than students without disabilities. Resources and effective strategies and interventions for these students are available. This Transition Coalition online training module can help you improve school completion for students with disabilities. Learn about the significance of completing high school, reasons why students with disabilities drop out, strategies, and …