PPSS Briefs Highlighting Results from the National Survey on High School Strategies (HSS) Designed to Help At-Risk Students Graduate (2017) provide descriptive information on the prevalence and characteristics of strategies designed to help at-risk students graduate from high school. The U.S. Department of Education sponsored the National Survey on High School Strategies Designed to Help At-Risk Students Graduate and collected data in the 2014-2015 school year from a nationally representative sample of 2,142 public high schools about 13 specific high school improvement strategies designed to improve the likelihood of high school graduation for at-risk students.
- New Academic Support Classes: PDF (249K)
- New Credit Recovery: PDF (287K)
- Academic Tutoring: PDF (283K)
- Career-Themed Curriculum: PDF (276K)
- Case Management: PDF (269K)
- College-Level Coursework for High School Students: PDF (381K)
- Competency-Based Advancement: PDF (237K)
- Early Warning Systems: PDF (364K)
- High School Transition Activities: PDF (255K)
- Mentoring: PDF (298K)
- Personalized Learning Plans: PDF (249K)
- Social Services: PDF (303K)
- Student Support Teams: PDF (278K)
Accessing the HSS Restricted-Use Data File to Conduct Your Own Analyses (2017). If you are interested in analyzing the HSS data, please submit a request as follows. New users without an approved license issued through the Institute for Education Sciences, National Center for Education Statistics, Statistical Standards Program, will need to initiate the license request process at the following link: https://nces.ed.gov/statprog/instruct.asp. The website provides instructions on how to apply. Existing licensees may request the data file by adding it to their license by selecting “Add-Data Amendment” at the following link: https://nces.ed.gov/statprog/instruct_mod.asp.
The Full Survey Instrument that high school principals completed in 2014-2015 is available here PDF (467K).