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Monday, January 21 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Taking Inventory: Title I Student Dropout, Retention, Promotion, and On-Time Graduation
New findings have emerged on the intractable problem of on-time graduation from an analysis of data that includes a collection containing details about every course that Texas students attempted in high school—semester-by-semester. Included in the course data is information that reveals whether the student received credit for the course, and if not, why they failed to do so. The highly innovative research followed a cohort of Title I first-time ninth-graders through their four years of high school to investigate their course completion and identify barriers to earning course credits compared to non-Title I students. Participants can expect to see where along the high school pipeline we can address the academic needs of Title I students to significantly increase on-time graduation. They can also expect to learn what recommendations they need to champion—as education reform leaders—to break through the gridlock keeping Title I students from academic success to on-time graduation.

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Omar Lopez

Dr. Omar S. López is an Assistant Professor at Texas State University. A noted public speaker, he is a transdisciplinary scholar who draws from the fields of science, engineering, education, and business to solve some of the thorniest problems confronting society's most vulnerable... Read More →

Monday January 21, 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm EST
Delta Ballroom C