ERIC Number: ED330770
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Retention Patterns in the Los Angeles Unified School District. June 1988. Publication No. 534.
Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Assessment Branch.
This annual report shows the number and percentage of students retained in grade at the conclusion of the 1987-88 school year in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Statistical data were gathered from a principal's report and a student survey. The following findings are presented: (1) in June of 1988, 29,205 students were retained; (2) the district retention rate has dropped from 5.6 percent in June 1984 to 4.95 percent in June 1988; (3) the retention rate for both elementary and junior high school students dropped from the previous year, while the rate for senior high school students rose slightly; (4) approximately 58 percent of the retainees in June 1988 were male; (5) retention rates for high school students were several times higher than for elementary or junior high school students; (6) the highest retention rate for elementary school students was in grade 1 (4.06 percent); (7) the highest retention rates for secondary school students were in grade 10 (24.31 percent) and grade 9 (18.78 percent); and (8) although the percentage of black students retained dropped from 6.07 percent in 1987 to 5.53 percent in 1988, these students had the highest retention rate of any ethnic/racial group. Statistical data are presented in a graph. A copy of the LAUSD retention policy and five tables of statistical data are appended. (FMW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Assessment Branch.