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TIG will be updating the self-advocacy suite.  Please note the resources may be discontinued after the 2023-2024 academic year.

Graduation Rate Improvement Plan (GRIP)

The GRIP is a free online assessment and planning tool available to school districts to positively impact the graduation rate and dropout rate of students by:

  • Learning about culturally responsive and nationally recognized evidence-based practices
  • Completing a self-assessment of current evidence-based practices supporting Graduation for All
  • Engaging in in-depth graduation improvement planning and developing an action plan

The GRIP was created from the work of the National Dropout Prevention Center (NDPC) and highlights evidence-based resources and tools to improve graduation outcomes for students.  This online tool can be used as a part of a district’s continuous improvement planning process under IDEA.  There are 4 sections in which activities are rated in the Graduation Rate Improvement Plan (GRIP).

Four sections of the GRIP plan

  • School Leadership and Districtwide Diagnostics– Shared Vision, School Leadership, Systematic Renewal, Data Analysis and Early Warning Systems.
  • Family and Community Relationships– Family Perspective and Engagement, School and Community Collaboration, and Student and Family Characteristics.
  • Student Educator Learning Supports- Mentoring, Tutoring and Academic Supports.
  • Effective Instruction and Targeted Interventions- Personalized Learning Environments, Rigorous and Relevant Instruction, and Classroom Behavior and Social Skills Proficiency.

For More Information

Find out more about the Graduation Rate Improvement Plan (GRIP) at