Child Trend Report Affirms Effectiveness of Dropout Prevention Approach

• Key findings from Child Trends’ newly released report about programs like CIS include: 1) ISS programs increase math achievement and student attendance and lower dropout rates; 2) Student-centric programs that focus on all aspects of students’ needs, both academic and non-academic, are more likely to be successful than ones that focus on single factors in isolation; 3) ISS programs are cost effective and yield a positive return on investment ranging from $4.39 to $14.80; and, 4) High-quality implementation is key to the effectiveness of these programs, while low-quality or partial implementation shows lower or no difference in effectiveness.