ERIC Number: ED339092
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Identifying Potential Dropouts. ERIC Digest.
An overview of issues and problems in identifying and predicting dropouts is presented in this Digest. The topics discussed are as follows: factors associated with dropping out; defining and calculating dropouts; problems in prediction; the usefulness of current prediction models; and suggestions for improving prediction. The recommendation is made that educators not overlook the majority of potential dropouts who are not obviously "at risk." (9 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Potential Dropouts, Prediction, Secondary Education, Student Attrition, Withdrawal (Education)
ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 (free; $2.50 postage and handling).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests