ERIC Number: ED085623
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Prediction of High School Dropout or Graduation from 3rd Grade Data.
Lloyd, Dee Norman; Bleach, Gail
Measures of background characteristics, school performance, and tested achievement were analyzed for four race-by-sex samples of 3rd graders who were known to have later become high school dropouts or graduates. Results showed that as early as five to eight years before leaving school, dropouts differed significantly from graduates in age, tested reading and IQ level, and marks received in course work. In the two white samples, dropouts also differed from graduates in parent's occupational and educational level, family size, marital status of parents, and tested arithmetic and language skill achievement. Although prediction was less accurate for dropouts than for graduates, at least six or seven of every ten dropouts were correctly identified by characteristics exhibited in the third grade. (For related document see CG008552). (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Data Analysis, Demography, Dropout Characteristics, Grade 3, High School Graduates, Intelligence, Predictor Variables, Reading Level, Surveys
National Institute of Mental Health, 2340 University Blvd. E., Adephi, Maryland 20783 (HC-Free)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Mental Health Study Center.