Kassner, L., Jonas, D., & Klein, S. (2020). Dropout prevention in the time of COVID-19. REL Appalachia Regional Educational Laboratory.
Students on the path toward dropping out of high school often exhibit signals that they are at risk well before they stop engaging in school. As school closures due to COVID-19 separate students from structured routines and educational supports, the number of disengaged students may continue to grow. Educators should be aware of and look for signs of disengagement and act to maximize engagement and supports for at-risk students during COVID-19 closures.