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ERIC Number: ED014086
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 85
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF EARLY SCHOOL LEAVERS AND SIGNIFICANT CAUSES.
RANDALL, CHARLES V.; AND OTHERS
THE PURPOSE OF THIS STUDY WAS TO DETERMINE IN THE BLOOMINGTON PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT THE DROPOUT RATE, DROPOUT CHARACTERISTICS, AND WHAT HAPPENS TO THE STUDENT AFTER HE DROPS OUT. THE DATA IS DESIGNED TO BE USED TO DETERMINE WAYS TO REDUCE THE DROPOUT RATE. THE BLOOMINGTON DROPOUT RATE IS HIGHER THAN THE NATIONAL DROPOUT RATE BECAUSE GENERAL SURVEYS HAVE BEEN DISTORTED BY FACTORS DESCRIBED. TO DETERMINE DROPOUT CHARACTERISTICS, A COMPARISON OF THE CUMULATIVE RECORDS OF 138 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND 138 DROPOUTS WAS MADE COVERING FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS, GRADE OF ENTRY, GRADE RETENTION, ATTENDANCE, PARTICIPATION IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS, AND SCHOLASTIC AVERAGES. INCLUDED IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE MORE SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES. A RANDOM SAMPLE OF 52 DROPOUTS WAS INTERVIEWED TO OBTAIN INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR OCCUPATIONS, ATTITUDES, CHILDHOODS, ADOLESCENT EXPERIENCES, AND PARENTAL CHARACTERISTICS. RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSIONS BASED ON ALL ASPECTS OF THE STUDY ARE THEN PRESENTED. (THE DROPOUT PERSONAL INTERVIEW FORM AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED.) (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Bloomington Public Schools, MN.
Identifiers: Gates MacGinitie Reading Tests; IOWA TESTS OF BASIC SKILLS; IOWA TESTS OF EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT; KUHLMANN ANDERSON INTELLIGENCE TESTS; LORGE THORNDIKE INTELLIGENCE TESTS; SRA Diagnostic Reading Tests