GraduateFIRST Resources

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GraduateFIRST Implementation Manual

The GraduateFIRST Implementation Manual  provides a guide for the GraduateFIRST process.

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Developing the GraduateFIRST Action Steps

Developing the GraduateFIRST Action Steps as aligned with the School Improvement Plan

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National Dropout Prevention Center-Student with Disabilities (NDPC-SD)Intervention Framework

NDPC-SD Intervention Framework for Dropout Prevention provides the 4 steps or phases necessary to implement a graduation project. The accompanying PowerPoint gives more detail as each of the phases is implmented at the school level.

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National Dropout Prevention Center-SD Improving School Climate

This PowerPoint developed by National Dropout Prevention Center-SD presents interventions to improve the school climate

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Spotlight on: GraduateFIRST

Georgia's GraduateFIRST program has redefined the state's approach to raising graduation rates for students with disabilities with dramatic results-an increase of 37 percent in four years.

Click on the attachment below to access the Student Performance and Achievement (SPA) Priority Team Spotlight Brief which is intended to provide State Education Agency (SEA) and Local Education Agency (LEA) educators with a brief overview of the key components of graduateFIRST, a Georgia program targeting issues impacting school completion for students with disabilities.

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Areas of Student Engagement

Academic, behavioral, affective, and cognitive engagement indicators are summarized and examples of universal and targeted strategies are provided.

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