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High school graduation outcomes of student threat assessment

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Preventing School Failure Dated: 2021
Date Published

This article describes the rationale, procedures, and empirical support for the Comprehensive School Threat Assessment Guidelines and also presents new findings from a study of graduation rates for 146 students who received a threat assessment in two large school districts.



School threat assessment is a violence prevention strategy that has become widely used over the past 20 years; however, the procedures for a threat assessment are not well-known in education and it has received relatively little research attention. The graduation rate for the students in the current study was 83%, which was lower than the graduation rate for the general school population but comparable to the rate for control students with similar risk factors. (Publisher Abstract Provided)

Date Published: January 1, 2021