ERIC Number: ED317639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
1988-89 Dropout Report. Austin Independent School District.
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
The Office of Research and Evaluation (ORE) of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) annually summarizes the district's dropout statistics for grades 7 through 12. This report contains the school-year and annual dropout counts for high school for the past six years, 1983-84 through 1988-89, and for grades 7 and 8 for the past five years, 1984-85 through 1988-89. Major findings of the study include the following: (1) while the 1988-89 high school annual dropout rate was the lowest in six years, and Hispanics and Whites had the lowest rates for that period, Blacks had the highest dropout rate in the last six years; (2) the 1988-89 seventh and eighth grade annual dropout rate was the lowest in the last five years, and was the lowest for each ethnic group; (3) the high school school-year dropout rate was the lowest since 1983-84, and the grade 7-8 school-year dropout rate was the lowest since tracking of these grades began; (4) the class of 1989, the first to be tracked since ninth grade, had a lower dropout rate than the class of 1988 but a higher rate than the class of 1987; and (5) the 4-year dropout rate for American Indians from the 1985-86 cohort is 35%; for Hispanics 34.8%; for Blacks 27.4%; for Asians 25.7%; and for Whites 24%. The report includes statistical data on 33 tables and graphs. (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.