DISCLAIMER: The Early Warning System Middle School Tool is a Microsoft Excel© macro-enabled worksheet. More recent versions may not include programming to enable the content of the worksheet. A compatible version of Microsoft Excel© is required to use the tool. The tool is designed to work on Microsoft Windows© operating systems only.
The Early Warning System (EWS) Middle Grades Tool was developed by the National High School Center at the American Institutes for Research, in collaboration with Matrix Knowledge Group, to allow users to identify students showing early warning signs of risk for dropping out of high school. The tool calculates research-based early warning indicators that are predictive of whether students graduate or drop out of high school. The early warning indicators include course failures, grade point average (GPA), credit accumulation, and behavioral incidents. Designed to be used throughout the school year on a regular basis – after the first 20 or 30 days of the school year and after each grading period – users can identify at-risk students, assign them to customized interventions, and monitor the response to these interventions.
The EWS Middle Grades Tool is supported by a written guide and a webinar training series produced by the National High School. These resources are all available on www.earlywarningsystems.org.
Early Warning Intervention and Monitoring System (EWIMS) Professional Development Training Series