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Check Connect Increasing student engagement and persistence in school Check Connect is a model of sustained intervention for promoting students engagement at school and with learning

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Check Connect Increasing student engagement and persistence in school Check Connect is a model of sustained intervention for promoting students engagement at school and with learning






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Increasing student engagement and persistence in schoolintervention for promoting students’ engagement at school and with learning. Demonstrated increasedaccrual of credits, and school completion decreased truancy, tardies, behavioral referrals, and dropout rates. e Check & Connect model originated from a partnership of researchers, practitioners, parents, and students led by the Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.Check & Connect is data-driven and grounded in research on resiliency and home-school collaboration. Student referral criteria include primarily attendance indices (absences, tardies, performance and emotional or behavioral problems.Check & Connect is implemented by a person referred to as a mentor—a cross between a mentor, an advocate, and a service coordinator whose primary goal is to keep education a salient Check & Connect is structured to maximize personal contact and opportunities to build trusting relationships. Student levels of engagement (as reected in their attendance, grades, and behavior) are “checked” regularly by mentors and used to guide their eorts to increase and maintain students’ “connection” with school. Check & Connect Core ElementsRelationshipsbased on mutual trust and a student’s attendance, grades, behavior, etc.; a student to personalized, data-based interventions;years; andparticipation in school.Problem solving and capacity building students overcome obstacles.Persistence Plus,a persistent source of motivation, familiarity with the youth and his/her family, and a consistent message that education is important for your future.Check & Connect Implementation StepsDetermine indicators of student Identify students at risk of disengagement or dropoutSelect or hire mentorsOrganize existing resources for interventionGet to know students, teachers, and parentsUse “check” procedures and the monitoring Implement “connect” interventionsStrengthen the family-school relationship http://checkandconnect.umn.edu What Works ClearinghouseConnect is the only dropout prevention intervention found to have positive e�ects on staying in school. and continuing research of the past 21 years to new ndings about the model. It walks readers through the Check & Connect implementation process, outlining the key components, describing the steps of implementation, and presenting the underlying theory and research, including the behavioral, cognitive, and aective) and the importance of intervening both directly with students and indirectly through enhancing students’ home and school contexts. Additionally, the 2012 manual provides guidance on options also responding to local school and community $50 each, $45 each for 20 or more copies in a single order. For more information and to order, Check & Connect Training and ConsultationCheck & Connect sta at the University of Minnesota oer several standard and contracted community agencies seeking to start a new student engagement program, enhance an existing truancy prevention program, or use Check & Connect with related initiatives:Preparation and Implementation TrainingMentor Training to train new and existing Check & Connect mentors for their role.Comprehensive Implementation Training new and existing Check & Connect (a hybrid of above two trainings).Fidelity of Implementation Follow-Up Workshop to support administrators and Check & Training participants receive the manual, resource materials, and electronic forms. Site coordinators at contracted sites receive follow-up assistance to support implementation delity. In addition, sta are available to assist with writing Check & Connect into grant proposals. Contact us for more information!Check & Connect: A Comprehensive Student Engagement Intervention Implementing with FidelityBy Sandra L. Christenson, Karen Stout, & Angie Pohl (toll-free)(web)University of Minnesota150 Pillsbury Drive SE, 6 Pattee HallMinneapolis, MN 55455 Scan for C&C website Like us on Facebook! CheckConnect& Institute on Community Integration Follow us on Twitter!