Use of RENEW at Tier 3 for Students with IEPs

posted Mar 25, 2014, 1:21 PM by Michelle Grimms   [ updated Mar 27, 2014, 6:56 AM by Unknown user ]

RENEW, a Tier 3 wraparound-based intervention for older youth, focuses on increasing school engagement, employment, graduation, and post-secondary education for youth who have experienced the most system failure over time.  The investment in RENEW has increased, from seven districts in 2011-12 to ten in 2012-13 with 40 active RENEW facilitators working in 17 schools with 72 students.  Over half of these students had an IEP.  RENEW implementers included four districts participating as ISTAC Educational Environment (EE) demonstration sites, using RENEW as an explicit intervention through special education to support their students with disabilities who are most at risk. 

                                                                      Reducing Drop-out Risk Factors 

Thirty-two students accessing RENEW had data available for analysis at the end of 2012-13.  Positive outcomes for these students during 2012-13 include: 

  • Ÿ An 11% reduction in risk of a more restrictive school placement.
  • Ÿ A 20% reduction in risk of a restrictive community placement.
  • Ÿ A 50% reduction in failing classes.
  • Ÿ A 2% increase in academic grade point average (GPA).
  • Ÿ A 47% reduction in ODRs.

 Outcomes for the nine RENEW students with IEPs include:

  • Ÿ An 8% reduction in risk of a more restrictive school placement.
  • Ÿ A 52% reduction in ODRs.