Model Program

American Diploma Project

1775 Eye Street NW, Suite 410
Washington, DC 20006
http://www.achieve.org/ADPNetwork

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Contact Information:
Michael Cohen
President of ACHIEVE
202.419.1540

Program Specification:

Emphasis:

Gender:

Rating:

Prevention
Intervention

Both

Limited Evidence of Effectiveness

Age/Grade Level:

Target Settings:

Target Groups:

Middle School
High School

Rural
Urban
Suburban
Inner City

School Wide

Ethnicity:

Other Participation Criteria:

All Ethnicities

Description:

The American Diploma Project (ADP) is an Achieve initiative created to ensure that all students graduate from high school prepared to face the challenges of work and college. The ADP Network includes 35 states dedicated to the same goal. ADP is designed to ensure that all states: align high school standards and assessments with the knowledge and skills required for success after high school; Require all graduates to take rigorous courses - aligned to college- and career-ready standards - that prepare them for life after high school; streamline the assessment system so that the tests students take in high school also can serve as placement tests for college and hiring for the workplace; develop reporting and accountability systems that value college and career readiness for all students.

Program Descriptors Include:
Academic Improvement, Behavior Management/Discipline, Charter School, Computer Assisted Instruction, Counseling/Advisories/Coaches, Service Learning, Life Skills Training

Starting Date: 2005
Students Served Per Year: 500+
Last Verified: 2010

Risk Factors:

Protective Factors:

Program addresses the following:

Individual factors

  • Low achievement
  • Retention/overage for grade
  • Poor attendance
  • Low educational expectations
  • Lack of effort

School factors

  • School policies and practices

Program promotes the following:

Relationships

  • Presence and involvement of caring, supportive adults
  • Opportunities and rewards for pro-social involvement

Optimism

  • High expectations by community, family, school, and self

Program Resources:

Annual Cost:

Unspecified

Funding Sources Include:

Program Staff Includes:

State Agencies

Teachers
Parents
School Administrators

Materials Used:

Supporting / Partner Organizations:

Unspecified

Unspecified

Evaluation Information:

How evaluation data was collected:
Data collected and analyzed at state or organizational level