ERIC Number: ED299311
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Cohort Survival and Withdrawal Study District Report.
At the completion of the 1986-87 school year, the Albuquerque (New Mexico) Public Schools (APS) conducted a cohort survival and withdrawal study to follow-up 5,976 students who had begun the ninth grade within the district in 1983-84. Current records were matched with those from the 1983-84 school year to determine whether members of the identified cohort had graduated, were still enrolled within the APS, had dropped out, or had transferred to another school district. Findings indicate that: (1) 61.8% of the students had graduated from the APS; (2) 7.9% were still enrolled in the APS program; (3) 19.6% had dropped out (21.3% of the identified males and 17.9% of the females had dropped out); (4) although 8.4% more males than females began the ninth grade in the APS in 1983-84, 8.6% more females than males graduated by the end of the 1986-87 school year; (5) Eldorado High School had the highest percentage of students who had either graduated or were still enrolled, followed by Sandia and Valley high schools; and (6) Albuquerque High School had the lowest percentage of students who had either graduated or were still enrolled, followed by West Mesa and Highland high schools. The cohort dropout rates by ethnicity were: Asian and other--12.9%; Anglo--16.3%; Black--22.9%; Hispanic--23.8%; and Native American--29.3%. Ten percent of the cohort had transferred to other school districts; 24% of these students transferred to districts within the state, while 76% transferred outside the state. Three data tables and three graphs are provided. (TJH)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Black Students, Cohort Analysis, Dropout Research, Ethnic Groups, Followup Studies, High School Graduates, High School Students, Hispanic Americans, School Demography, School Districts, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Transfer Students, White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Albuquerque Public Schools, NM. Planning, Research and Accountability.