Creating an At Risk Program

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Creating an At-Risk Program When looking at the educational system from the outside world as a future educator, there will be numerous things that could be found wrong. One thing that parents and other educators see is the lack of a successful program that will address students who are at risk. An at-risk program should allow for the success for students who are seen to be dropout rates and turn them into confident striving students. The at-risk program will cover any student who is seen as being a dropout rate. Students who qualify for this program are students who come from low socioeconomic backgrounds, meaning that these students come from neighborhoods that are high in violence, drug use, prostitution and even abuse (Hummer, 2010). At-risk students tend to have parents who have little to no educational background and they seem to not care what their child is doing in school. The students that will qualify for this program will be seen as having a low self-esteem about them and sometimes these students may have disabilities on top of all that is going on in their world. The way in which students will be indentified for the at-risk program would be through a system called Elementary School Pupil Adjustment Scale. The purpose of ESPAS is to help educator identify which students are at risk at an age early as possible. According to researcher Donnelly, “the roots of at-risk behavior begin in the elementary grades with low achievement patterns, high absenteeism, and low self-esteem”. It is also important to use the Dropout Alert Scale and the student sensitivity indicator when identifying students who may be qualified for the at-risk program.
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The program will address the needs of these students in numerous ways. The first and most important thing is that the at-risk program will provide the support for these students that they need. The support will come from educators, counselors and even therapists if necessary. The at-risk program will offer a safe haven for theses student, allowing them to get there
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This note was uploaded on 07/09/2011 for the course AED 204 taught by Professor Tennial during the Winter '10 term at University of Phoenix.

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