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Diplomas Now -Talent Development Secondary
Talent Development Secondary is a school reform model developed by Johns Hopkins University that focuses on providing students, teachers, and school leadership with the supports needed to ensure that every child graduates from high school ready for post-secondary success. Talent Development Secondary currently works with over 40,000 students as part of our work with the I3-award winning Diplomas Now initiative.
Impact and Outcomes
In Diplomas Now schools, Talent Development Secondary helped cut attendance and behavior problems in half, and decreased course failure by up to 75 percent on average across our schools, putting more students on track to graduate.
Third party evaluations have shown that "Talent Development Secondary "produced substantial gains in attendance, academic course credits earned, and promotion rates during students’ first year of high school." (Kemple et al, 2005)