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ERIC Number: ED017642
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Sep
Pages: 29
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THE SOUTH DAKOTA SECONDARY SCHOOL DROPOUT POPULATION, 1963-1964.
South Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Pierre.
IN 1963 THE SECONDARY SCHOOL ENROLLMENT FOR GRADES 9 THROUGH 12 WAS ESTIMATED TO BE 44,724. APPROXIMATELY 1,490 SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS, OR ABOUT 3.3 PERCENT OF THE TOTAL SCHOOL POPULATION, TERMINATED THEIR EDUCATION BEFORE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION. OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONNAIRES WERE SENT TO SELECTED PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOLS AND ALL THE COUNTY SUPERINTENDENTS OF SCHOOLS IN SOUTH DAKOTA. REASONS FOR DROPPING OUT AS REPORTED BY STUDENTS AND SCHOOL AUTHORITIES WERE STUDIED. THE DROPOUT POPULATION WAS DESCRIBED BY SEX, AGE, GRADE AT THE TIME OF SCHOOL SEVERANCE, AND INDIAN AND NON-INDIAN POPULATION. SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT, FOLLOWED BY PERSONAL AND ECONOMIC REASONS WERE THE MOST FREQUENT REASONS GIVEN BY STUDENTS FOR DROPPING OUT OF SCHOOL. THEY ACCOUNTED FOR APPROXIMATELY 70 PERCENT OF STUDENT REASONS. THE PREDOMINANT REASONS FOR BOYS WERE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT (35.5), ECONOMIC (13.7), MILITARY SERVICE (11.5), AND ACADEMIC POTENTIAL (10.6). THE PREDOMINANT REASONS FOR GIRLS WERE PERSONAL (43.2) AND SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT (21.5). (PS)
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Authoring Institution: South Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Pierre.
Identifiers: SOUTH DAKOTA