Decreasing the Drop Out Rate with Student Motivation

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Decreasing the drop out rate with student motivation, contribution and accountability through planned and structured cooperative learning programs Latasha Wilson Arkansas State University

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Abstract This research study discusses the increasing drop out epidemic crisis in public schools in the Unites States and the lack of student motivation. There have been plenty of national, state, and local discussions on how schools maybe able to prevent students of dropping out of their secondary education between the ninth and twelfth grade. Information for each classified group was collected from the schools’ annual reporting system, the states report card. This study involved reliable data sources from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and school districts across the country. While the drop out rate increases the study also explains successful accountability systems and provide drop out prevention strategies that have been weathered to decrease the issue. Although, extensive research is needed in the future, additional studies are required to implement strategies to create a dependable students’ accountability system for their own education. Further research is needed to determine if students face cooperative learning with student motivation a challenge. While the research focuses on decreasing the drop out rate and prevention, teaching methods are questioned concerning promoting an active participation and improving social skills among students.

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Being in the education sector for ten years, first preliminary as a substitute, to a paraprofessional, and currently a professional educator, I have seen my fair share of students dropping out of high school to the lack of motivation. So, I pose the question, when are students dropping out of high school and what are the reasons for student motivation changes from elementary to secondary? School districts with large numbers of low-income students have higher drop out rates. Students who drop out of school lose a lot and regret what they have done. Dropping out of school will never be acceptable or justified. Even though dropping out of high school does not help you gain anything, it is obvious that the rate is increasing in many high schools. High school students mainly drop out due to family problems, low self-esteem, and drugs. Most federal government efforts to prevent school drop outs focus on the prevention of school failure through remedial and compensatory education for at-risk children. Drop out prevention programs often target high school or middle school students who may have already experienced years of educational failure or unsolved problems. Drop out recovery programs must attempt to overcome longstanding problems in order to get drop outs to complete school. The United States does seem to have the capacity, or at least the potential to develop it. There are many reasons why students drop out of school, and therefore, it requires more than a single solution to prevent it from occurring. Striving to understand the nature of academic, social, and personal problems affecting students and tailoring services to address these problems may be a useful

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systemic approach to drop out reduction. Problem Convincing students to get their high school diploma seems to be getting more difficult and schools systems continue to fight the drop out problem. For the past four years I have experienced three principals and two superintendents’, so there is always a constant change. On a campus level I’ve noticed student motivation has declined, drop out rate has increased, and faculty and staff morale is low. Drop outs in the more demanding and 21st century are embarking on a rugged path to tread in life. Nearly a third of high school students don't graduate on...
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