ERIC Number: ED311130
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Transiency and Stability in the Los Angeles Unified School District, 1987-88. Publication No. 526.
Pike, Daniel W.; Weisbender, Leo
This document comprises a report on transiency and stability for the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) for 1987-88. Transiency refers to the number of students who enter and leave during the school year expressed as a percentage rate. Stability refers to the student population that has remained in the school all year expressed as a percentage rate of the starting enrollment. Data were gathered from all regular, magnet, and special education schools relating to the number of students who entered and left each month. Data for continuation and opportunity high schools, community adult schools, and skills centers were not included. Rankings were computed for each group with a district summary. The following findings are reported: (1) schools of choice (magnet schools and centers) had the highest stability and lowest transiency rates; (2) elementary schools tended to be more stable and less transient when compared to district-wide averages; (3) senior high schools tended to be more transient and less stable when compared to district-wide averages; and (4) the 1987-88 transiency rates appear to be higher than in previous years and the stability rates appear lower due to refinements in the formula used for analysis and do not suggest substantially different transiency and stability patterns. The following statistical data are included on nine tables: (1) overview results for the district; (2) results for elementary, junior high and senior high schools, schools of choice, and special education schools arranged in alphabetical order by school; and (3) summary rates for transiency and stability since 1968. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.