ERIC Number: ED241595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Holding Power of Ninth-Grade Courses.
Doss, David A.
Two sets of analyses were done to examine the "holding power" of ninth grade courses. The first looked at the courses taken by high-risk students who were in the ninth grade in 1978-79. The second set of analyses looked at the courses taken by high-risk students from a dropout study who were in the ninth grade in 1979-80. Only three courses were significantly related to staying in school or dropping out in both analyses. Varsity sports and photography were positively related to staying in school and enrollment in study hall was related to dropping out. The relationships described are unlikely to have occurred by chance, but the causes behind them remain obscure. (BW)
Descriptors: Courses, Dropout Research, High School Freshmen, High Schools, Intellectual Disciplines, School Holding Power, School Registration, Student Interests, Student Placement
Office of Research and Evaluation, Austin Independent School District, 6l00 Guadalupe, Box 79, Austin, TX 78752 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers: Austin Independent School District TX; Course Selection