ERIC Number: ED311145
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Annual Dropout Report 1987-88. OREA Report. Accountability Section Report.
Opperman, Prudence; Gampert, Richard D.
Examination of dropout trends in New York City for 1987-88 reveals the following: (1) the annual dropout rate was 7.5 percent for the high schools, and 8.4 percent system-wide; (2) the estimated 4-year dropout rate was 26.8 percent for the high schools, and 29.7 percent system-wide; (3) the 1987-88 4-year high school dropout rate was 5.7 percentage points lower than the 1984-85 rate, 1.1 percentage points lower than the 1985-86 rate, and 0.5 percentage points higher than the 1986-87 rate; (4) the 1987-88 4-year system-wide dropout rate was 5.6 percentage points lower than the 1984-85 rate, 1.0 percentage points lower than the 1985-86 rate, and 0.5 percentage points higher than the 1986-87 rate; (5) compared to 1986-87, there were 1.3 percent more dropouts from day high school, with the increase attributed to students who entered retrieval programs during the 1987-88 school year and dropped out in the same year; (6) there was an 8.6 percent increase in the number of students dropping out of retrieval programs; and (7) there were 8 percent fewer dropouts from middle schools and 16 percent fewer dropouts from special schools. The annual dropout rates and the estimated 4-year dropout rates were calculated for the following ethnic/racial groups: (1) Alaskan Native/American Indian; (2) Asian/Pacific Islander; (3) Hispanic; (4) Black; and (5) White. The distribution of dropouts, and the total high school enrollment of these racial/ethnic cohorts are also included. Data are presented on 13 tables. Appendices contain a list of procedures, admission and discharge codes, a history of dropout accounting in New York City, dropouts and graduates from New York City high schools, dropouts from New York City high schools by dropout category, and annual dropout percentages for each New York City high school. (PJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment.