ERIC Number: ED312337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
1987-88 Dropout Report.
This document comprises a summary of dropout statistics for the Austin (Texas) Independent School District for 1983-84 through 1987-88. The following dropout counts are reported: (1) the school-year and annual dropout counts for 1983-84 through 1987-88; (2) the current status of the entering ninth graders of years 1983-84 through 1987-88; and (3) the current status of entering seventh graders of years 1985-86, 1986-87, and 1987-88. The following major findings are discussed: (1) slightly more (27.8 percent) of the students who entered ninth grade for the first time in 1984-85 have dropped out than those who entered in 1983-84 (26.7 percent); (2) the four-year dropout rate for the 1984-85 group comprised 38.7 percent Hispanics, 28.6 percent Blacks, and 23.2 percent Whites; (3) the high school dropout rate for 1987-88 (10.7 percent) is 0.5 percent point higher than the school-year rate for 1986-87 and the same as the school-year rate for 1985-86; (4) the school-year dropout rate for Blacks in grades 7-8 and 9-12 was lower in 1987-88 than in 1986-87, but the rates were higher for Hispanics and Whites; and (5) the school-year dropout rate for 1987-88 seventh- and eighth-graders as of July 1988 (5.9 percent) is 0.4 percentage point lower than 1986-87 and 0.8 percentage point higher than 1985-86, but the lower rates for 1987-88 may be the result of improved reporting procedures for transcript requests by junior high school students. Summary statistical data are included on ten tables. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.