Early Warning Data System (EWDS)

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Authors: National High School Center (NHSC) at the American Institutes for Research (AIR), The Texas Comprehensive Center at SEDL, Eric Waters (programmer)

Price: Available free online
• Published: 2010    • N/A pages   

Available online: electronic file

The Early Warning Data System (EWDS) Tool was originally developed to calculate automatically the high-yield indicators related to dropout. The tool tracks research-based ninth-grade indicators related to high school dropout, such as attendance and academics, and automatically flags students who are below the specified benchmarks leading to graduation. It provides leading indicators so that school staff can quickly review data and plan interventions as early as 20 to 30 days after the beginning of the school year. Additional data points are incorporated at each grading period and at the end of the year to allow for intervention planning for summer or the beginning of the following year.