ERIC Number: ED101877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-18
Reference Count: N/A
Longitudinal Enrollment Dynamics and Changes in Ethnic Proportionality.
The Federal Racial/Ethnic Surveys of the Salinas Union High School District were examined to identify changes in ethnic proportions within a particular class from its entry in the 9th grade until the 12th grade. The 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grade proportional distributions are reported by school (Alisal High School, North Salinas High School, and Salinas High School) and district beginning with the year 1967. Although the totals of all racial and ethnic groups were used to compute percentages, only Spanish surnamed and the survey category "All Others", which includes everyone except American Asians, Native Americans, Blacks, and Spanish surnamed, are shown. A strong warning is given against "casual interpretation of the information presented as an authoritative indication of a dropout problem" since the longitudinal decreases may be due to such variables as: (1) transfers to other school districts, regular high schools (intradistrict), Salinas Adult School, home teaching, Special schools, city parochial schools, Mt. Toro High School, or New Directions School; (2) early graduation; (3) release from school to meet graduation requirements at Hartnell Community College; and (4) dropping out (discontinuation of progress towards satisfying high school diploma requirements). (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Salinas Union High School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California