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Graduation: A Team Effort is an OSPI initiative that began in the Spring of 2011 in an attempt to align dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement efforts across OSPI, as well as other state agencies, statewide youth-serving organizations, and regional and local education agencies.

GATE Structure
GATE uses the Collective Impact approach to dropout prevention. Our structure follows this model with to coordinate and align statewide and community groups and efforts

Integrated Student Support Framework
A tiered, whole child approach to dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement.

Essential Elements in a Dropout Prevention, Intervention, and Reengagement System
The value and necessity of engaged students, families, communities, as well as transformation leadership and integrated data systems working together for a collective vision toward student success.

Program Diagram and Description (implementation framework)
There are several departments and numerous programs within OSPI that address dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement. This document provides a diagram of the areas within OSPI, as well as a description of each.

Legislative Background

Building Bridges
Building Bridges passed in 2007 Legislative Session, and created the foundation for dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement work in Washington State. Legislative report | Workgroup | Findings and Recommendations | 2007 Legislative Report

The PASS Act
The PASS Act in the 2010–11 Legislative Session to provide dedicated funding to four programs that have been successful at decreasing dropout, and increasing high school graduation. It also outlined an incentive program for schools successful in addressing dropout, and calls for the development of a comprehensive, integrated system to address dropout prevention, intervention, and retrieval.

Advisory Group
The GATE Advisory Committee brings together leaders from education, social service, business, and community non-profit organizations to develop and sustain a comprehensive dropout prevention, intervention and reengagement system that supports students cradle to career.

GATE Work Groups
As part of the GATE Initiative, 4 workgroups have been formed, including: Data; Funding and Policy; Collaboration; and, Technical Assistance, to work on specific projects addressing a comprehensive student support system.

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The Student Support Map will provide a pictorial representation of where OSPI-sponsored programs are located throughout the state. The map identifies the location of programming and local contact information. The map can be divided by Educational Service District, School District, as well as Legislative District.

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