ERIC Number: ED312349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Early School Leavers: High School Students Who Left School before Graduating, 1982-83. Publication No. 458.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.
This document provides information on the number of secondary school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) who left school before graduating in the 1982-83 school term. Data on early leavers received from 132 high schools concerned: (1) grade; (2) sex; (3) date of birth; (4) ethnicity; and (5) reason for leaving. The following major findings are reported: (1) the 9,697 early leavers for 1982-83 represent a slight increase over previous years; (2) the majority of students leaving school before graduation were in grade 10; (3) continuation school students comprised 47 percent of the early leavers but regular school students comprised only 6 percent of the early leavers; (4) the majority of early leavers (65 percent) left during the second semester; (5) during the first semester, 12 percent of the early leavers left during the last month of the semester; and (6) year-round schools demonstrated excellent holding power when compared with regular and continuation schools. Statistical data are included on 11 tables. A copy of the LAUSD Record of Transfer form is appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.