ERIC Number: ED102476
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Study of Senior High School Absentees and School Leavers; An Investigation of Certain Characteristics of Absentees and School Leavers in Six Senior High Schools of the Los Angeles Unified School District Conducted in the Fall of 1973. Report No. 343.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.
This study was designed to ascertain characteristics of three groups of secondary school students: absentees, check-outs, and nonenrollees. An effort was made to determine the magnitude of the problem, the whereabouts of the nonattenders, and the reasons for their nonattendance. Two sources of data were utilized: (1) personal interviews with students, parents, or neighbors; and (2) data obtained from the cumulative records of the students. Generally, the findings indicated that prediction is difficult because there is no such person as a "typical" school leaver. However, it can be said that the young person who might be identified as dropout-prone is one who: (1) is reading poorly and whose reading is not improving, (2) has a relatively high rate of absenteeism, (3) is more economically deprived than his fellow students, (4) is older than his classmates, (5) is beginning to lose interest in school, and (6) is beginning to receive poor marks. Race and sex did not seem to be significant factors. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.