ERIC Number: ED330771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Retention Patterns in the Los Angeles Unified School District. June 1989. Publication No. 557.
This annual report shows the number and percentage of students retained in grade at the conclusion of the 1988-89 school year in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). Statistical data were gathered from a principal's report, a student survey, and earlier reports. The following findings are presented: (1) in June of 1989, 30,413 students were retained; (2) the district retention rate rose from 4.95 percent in June 1988 to 5.09 percent in June 1989, the first increase since 1984; (3) the retention rates for both elementary and junior high school students are markedly lower than for senior high school students; (4) approximately 58 percent of the retainees in June 1989 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 (3.60 percent); (7) the highest retention rates for senior high school students were in grade 10 (26.39 percent) and grade 9 (24.95 percent); and (8) although the percentage of black students retained dropped from 6.07 percent in 1987 to 5.88 percent in 1989, these students had the highest retention rate of any ethnic/racial group. Statistical data are presented in two graphs. 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.