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MassGrad summary briefs highlight programs' strategies to improve high school dropout rates

The purpose of the Massachusetts High School Graduation Initiative (“MassGrad”) led by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) was to reduce the statewide dropout rate using several evidence-based strategies in Massachusetts high schools and community colleges, while also implementing state-level support to the local activities.

The Institute developed a series of summary briefs highlighting promising practices and program successes and challenges for each of several intervention strategies:

The summary briefs’ main purpose is to support school personnel throughout Massachusetts who plan to conduct or are already conducting similar programs.

All of the summary briefs, the final 5-year MassGrad Evaluation Report, and other MassGrad publications written by the Institute are at the ESE website.

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