Dropout Intervention Essay
The literature indicates that outcomes for students with EBD were, by and large, positive and indicated that dropout interventions geared toward students with behavioral issues show some potential success for students. Sinclair, Christenson, & Thurlow (2005) found 44% of students within the treatment group with EBD as the primary special education qualifier were more likely to persist in school, whereas only 33% of students with EBD in the control group had the same likelihood.
Hindsight and seeming regret in regard to measurement and study design weren’t uncommon across the literature. A pervasive “should have, would have, could have” existed among certain of the studies. The Vannest et …show more content…
Across the literature, few examples existed in regard to researcher persistence in relation to mobility and attrition. Much of the literature suggests a tunnel vision approach to examining the variable of mobility and attrition as if exists within a given setting. Some exceptions do exist, including the separate Sinclair 1998 and 2000 studies, wherein researchers “followed” students who transferred from school to school within the district, but not if they moved out of the district. So much variation existed in regard to alternative placement-based interventions. The seemingly most