In this webinar Douglas Mac Iver and Martha Mac Iver of the Everyone Graduates Center at the Johns Hopkins University provide an integrated framework that schools and districts can use to build a foundation to prevent students from dropping out. Based on a tiered public health model, this framework provides universal and schoolwide practices designed to produce high attendance, positive behavior, and successful academic achievement for the majority of students. It includes implementing early warning systems that identifies students at risk of dropping out, and tiered interventions to insure that struggling students stay on track to graduate.
Douglas Mac Iver is the principal research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Everyone Graduates Center, and studies how to change classrooms, schools, and districts in ways that make them more effective in promoting student learning and engagement. He is part of a research and development team that created the Talent Development Middle Grades Model, a whole-school reform model.
Martha Abele Mac Iver is a research scientist at the Johns Hopkins University Everyone Graduates Center. She is a political scientist who studies the effectiveness of school and district educational interventions designed to improve student achievement, and she is currently leading a research initiative in Colorado aimed at curbing the dropout rate.