Implementing Early Warning Systems


July 2013


Principal’s Research Review, July 2013 cover

This July 2013 NASSP Principal’s Research Review, written by Education Northwest’s Sarah Frazelle and Rhonda Barton, looks at the research on Early Warning Systems (EWS)—and how they can be a powerful tool for identifying students at risk of not graduating from high school in four years. The brief examines the characteristics of good EWS and offers guidance for developing a dedicated EWS team, choosing and reporting accurate indicators, aligning interventions with indicators, and evaluating EWS effectiveness.