Johns Hopkins University
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Talent Development Secondary has had the same goals since it began as distinct middle grades and high school programs in 1994: to transform low-performing schools into solid learning institutions and to make high schools caring and motivating learning communities that challenge all students and adults to develop their talent and realize their potential. The model has three key components: organization of the school into small learning communities; curriculum and instruction designed to meet the needs of all studnets, and ongoing professional development that allows for individual attention and consistent coaching.The model also incorporates an early warning indicator system that uses student data to identify those students who are straying from the graduation path and who, absent intervention, are in danger of dropping out. The indicators are attendance, behavior and course-passing in math and English.