ERIC Number: ED326769
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
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Profiling High Schools with High/Low "Holding Power": A Comparative Study.
Roweton, William E.; Bare, Charles
This study used high school data from Phi Delta Kappa's 1988-1989 nationwide "Study of Students at Risk" to examine and compare administrator, teacher, and student attitudes, characteristics, and perceptions in 77 high schools sorted according to high and low holding power statistics (HPS). Data from 7,100 10th graders, principals, and teachers revealed that rural and small town schools graduated proportionally more students than suburban or inner city schools; and that HPS correlated negatively with school size. Results of multiple regression analysis revealed that knowing how often students were retained in grade, the principal's estimate of student alcohol abuse, and the teacher's evaluation of his or her own efforts with students at-risk predicted 48% of HPS variance. (TE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Correlation, Grade 10, High Risk Students, High Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Rural Schools, School Demography, School District Size, School Holding Power, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Suburban Schools, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Study of Students at Risk (Phi Delta Kappa)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (98th, Boston, MA, August 10-14, 1990).