At-Risk

  • Dropout Statistics in the USA (2006)

      Almost 1 out of 3 public high school students did not reach graduation in 2006. About 67% of prison inmates in the US were high school dropouts. Almost 50% of Latinos and African Americans did not graduate in 2006. Therefore, race and other “risk factors” can be an indicator of identifying at-risk students.   Taken from http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1181646,00.html  
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  • Dropout Statistics in the USA (1986)

    25-40% of students do not finish high school in America.   Taken from http://www.ericdigests.org/pre-928/risk.htm  
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  • At-Risk Students = Potential Dropouts

    2. At-risk students are “at risk” of not graduating from high school.   Taken from http://definitions.uslegal.com/a/at-risk-students/
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  • Some Basic Risk Factors from 2001

    The % of risk factors across racial and geographical areas in the USA: – At least one disability – 7.6% – Retained in grade at least once – 8.1% – Speaks English less than ‘very well’ – 4.9% – Does not live with both parents – 30.8% – Either parent emigrated in past 5 years – 2.3% – Family income […]
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  • The Most Common Risk Factors

    The most common personal risk factor in 2001 was failing a grade. The most common family problem associated with at-risk students was kids not living with both of their parents in 2001. Taken from https://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0052/twps0052.html
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  • Basic Risk Factors for Being “At-Risk”

    The U.S. Census Bureau found in 2001 that 54% of students have no significant risk factors for being “at-risk.” 36% of at-risk students had familial risk factors, i.e., problems in the family. 18% had personal risk factors.   Taken from https://www.census.gov/population/www/documentation/twps0052/twps0052.html
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  • General Factors for At-Risk Students

    There are student-related, family-related, school-related, and community-related factors. Taken from http://www.dropoutprevention.org/statistics/situations-that-put-youth-at-risk
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  • “At-Risk” Term Issues (Part 2)

    As you can see, the term “at-risk” is problematic because it is so broad that it describes a plethora of conditions and characteristics.  But it must be pointed out that, except for LDs, these circumstances are not innate and can be changed.  There is hope for us teachers trying to help such students even though the term itself might be […]
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  • “At-Risk” Term Issues (Part 1)

    According to Kristin Anderson Moore, Ph.D, for the term “at risk” there is “no consistent definition and can be viewed as stigmatizing certain groups… It is critical to note that ‘at risk’ is a concept that reflects a chance or a probability. It does not imply certainty.”   Taken from http://www.childtrends.org/wp-content/uploads/2006/01/DefiningAtRisk1.pdf  
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  • At-Risk Students Sometimes…

    are homeless or migrants have serious health issues are victims of domestic violence and bullying have learning disabilities have friends who are doing poorly in school have poor English skills are LGBT attend a low performing, underfunded school that has a majority of minorities Taken from http://edglossary.org/at-risk/
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