Plank 7: Effective Schools
We need to support the reform and redesign of low-performing middle and high schools. Toward that end, states and districts should use the emerging ACGR data—along with other available graduation rate, promotion, and early warning data—to locate the districts and schools that produce most of the non-graduates in the state. These schools should be re-designed or replaced using evidence-based practices. Early warning systems should be used, along with enhanced student supports through the integration of community partners and organizations, to make sure the students within these schools attend, feel engaged with school, learn how to succeed in school, and pass their courses. States and districts should identify the elementary and middle schools that feed into these low-performing high schools and implement the strategies of the Civic Marshall Plan to support students in need.