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General references and links

In this section of the library, links, references, and studies involving actors who mingle with youths and their successes will be exhibited on a continuous basis. Come visit this section regularly to be updated on the news...


Mémoire déposé au gouvernement

Ce sont 19 recommandations que la Table estrienne de concertation interordres en éducation (TECIÉ) et le Projet Partenaires pour la réussite éducative en Estrie (Projet PRÉE) mettent de l’avant dans leur mémoire Ensemble pour la réussite éducative et la persévérance scolaire des jeunes Estriens remis au gouvernement du Québec dans le cadre des consultations sur la nouvelle politique de réussite éducative.


Survey results


The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation has mandated Léger to survey Quebeckers on the subject of promotion related to education and school perseverance.




The Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation has mandated Léger to survey Quebeckers on the subject of promotion of education and school perseverance.

The results for each of the regions of Québec are also available on the Lucie and André Chagnon Foundation  web site.
  Québec longitudinal study of child develoment (QLSCD)

The Institut de la statistique du Québec publishes the newsletter "Caractéristiques démographiques, socioéconomiques et résidentielles des enfants vulnérables à l’entrée à l’école." This newsletter, devoted to the planning for school entry, was carried out using data from the Étude longitudinale sur le développement des enfants du Québec  (ÉLDEQ 1998-2010), by Hélène Desrosiers, Karine Tétreault, and Michel Boivin.

  Guide for supporting a successful school transition

The goal of this guide is to provide child care service to school children, information about successfully changing schools, allowing them to analyse, improve and implement transition practices between the different environments in which children live and receive services.

This guide is intended for intervention professionals and childcare managers, school boards, schools, the CSSS network and youth centres, centres for physical rehabilitation, rehabilitation facilities related to intellectual development problems, as well as community partners.



 High school - college
Reducing the dropout rate at the end of secondary school

This 2013 MELS guide was primarily designed to help reduce the dropout rate of students in Secondary 4 and 5 of high school. It points out actions, the effectiveness of which have been demonstrated by research, and provides an overview of what can be achieved by those who are concerned about the students’ success such as: principals, parents, teachers, guidance counsellors, other professionals and students themselves. These effective actions are also intended to optimize a variety of facets of the students’ lives such as their feeling of belonging in the school environment, their academic learning, academic and career counseling, etc.

This guide allows schools to take an inventory of what they have already put in place and what else they could do to prevent a larger number of Secondary 4 and 5 students from dropping out, or to help those who have left school to return before obtaining their diploma.

Intervenir auprès des élèves à risque de décrocher au secondaire en classe ordinaire (in French only)

The synthesis of knowledge prepared by Anne Lessard and her team at the Université de Sherbrooke (Amanda Lopez, Martine Poirier, Sandy Nadeau, Chantal Poulin et Marie-Pier Fortin) for which the MELS had contacted the CRIRES, is now available. (brochure pdf format and full document pdf).



Savoir concilier études et travail (in French only)


The Instances régionales de concertation sur la persévérance scolaire et la réussite éducative (IRCs) have been interested in the school/work balance for a number of years.

In 2013, the IRCs conducted a literature review on the subject in conjunction with the CTREQ (Centre de transfert pour la réussite éducative du Québec).

The literature review identified the conditions that are favorable for finding a balance between school and work.  The summary of these results is presented in this leaflet under four headings:

    - How to balance school and work?
    - Benefits and inconveniences.
    - Are youth working more than ever?   
    - Why are youth working?

Rapport sur l'état et les besoins en éducation 2010-2012 (in French only)

In this report, the Conseil supérieur de l'éducation emphasises the importance of qualifying the largest number of young people under the age of 20, before they leave the school system without qualification or a diploma. The Conseil paid particular attention to any obstacles that impede access to vocational training in high school and was particularly interested in the opinions of students, their families, and the school in relation to this issue.



La voie de la réussite, la voie des étudiants (in French only)


An investigative report concerning success factors, produced by the Carrefour de la réussite au collégial, deals with students who have passed all their courses during their first session in the fall of 2010.

The Carrefour de la réussite au collégial undertook this investigation in order to open avenues that may send messages to students in high schools on the one hand, and, on the other, support college teachers, professionals, and staff with respect to actions to be implemented to promote student success during the first quarter.


I care about school! – All together for student success.

Ministerial guidelines proposed to rally all stakeholders, i.e. the schools, parents, the community and business people. Graduation and the success of students are everyone's business!


In order to support the implementation of a ministerial action plan for high school students, this discussion paper outlines the core recommendations made by researchers related to perseverance and academic success. Following is a list of ideas and winning strategies!





Presentation of Rapport du Groupe d'action sur la persévérance et la réussite scolaires au Québec (in French only)

In summary: this is a clear and precise demonstration of the importance of dealing with the dropout issue. If not, we will all pay the price ... later.


Au-delà des chiffres... une affaire de cœur. L'épaule à la roue: comment le Québec peut se mobiliser contre le décrochage scolaire, L. Jacques Ménard o.c. (in French only)

Beyond the facts and figures, Jacques Ménard delivers an ardent testimony taken from his encounters and reflections. Dropout: a matter of courage ... Behind every dropout there is the story of a human being.




Acte des Premières journées interrégionales sur la persévérance scolaire et la réussite éducative, octobre 2008 Château Mont-Sainte-Anne (in French only)

Below are the subjects and speeches presented at the beginning of consultations on the dropout rate. Representatives from all regions attended.