ERIC Number: ED348459
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Report on 1990-91 Public School Dropouts.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
This report presents statistical data with analyses of dropouts in Texas for the 1990-91 school year. The data used in the report are based on enrollment in grades 7 through 12 and on school districts reporting the number of individuals absent for a period of 30 or more consecutive days. Section I, a state summary, includes the following types of information in tables and figures: (1) state summary counts; (2) dropouts by ethnicity; (3) dropouts by grade; (4) reasons for dropping out; (5) projection of cross-sectional and longitudinal dropout rates; and (6) discussion of future directions. Section II presents district groups in two tables, one detailing statewide dropout counts and rates by district groups, and the other presenting statewide dropout counts by ethnicity and by district groups. Section III offers data for each district indicating the number of dropouts by ethnic group, the annual dropout rate, and the estimated longitudinal rate. Overall, the data indicate that Texas schools continue to show significant reductions in the number of dropouts, with the number of reported dropouts having declined by 16 percent per year since 1987-88. The dropout rate has also shown similar improvement over the past 3 years with the rate decreasing by 41.2 percent. An appendix contains data standards for reporting on dropout students. Included are five graphs and eight tables. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.