Which of the following would be the most effective approach for principles to use to encourage their students to stay in school?
A. Examine the school’s academic program toidentify areas that are the most challengingto students at risk for dropping out B. Form a collaborative team to researchsuccessful dropout-prevention programsand recommend one for use in Midland High School C. Develop a system for identifying studentsat risk of dropping out and assign each afaculty mentor D. Share the data with teachers in order for themto develop individual dropout-preventionstrategies
Students dropping out of school has been a long-standing problem and principles are always on the lookout for dropout prevention tactics. Answer A may look into what areas are challenging but does not list any possible solutions. Nor does answer A involve any other faculty or staff.
Answer C just assigns at-risk students but doesn't hear opinions or ideas from stakeholders, and Answer D puts the problem in other people's hands but doesn't truly attempt to fix it. The correct answer is B because stakeholders are involved and a solution is presented.
Form a collaborative team to research
successful dropout-prevention programs
and recommend one for use in Midland High School
This question focuses on the leaders
understanding of effective methods for solving
an education problem. Responses (A), (C),
and (D) do not recognize the importance of
involving stakeholders to identify problems and
plan strategies for addressing them. Response
(B) both recognizes the value of stakeholder
collaboration and the uses of research,
literature, and best practice when considering
solutions. Therefore, the correct answer is (B).