ERIC Number: ED331838
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Feedback. Dropout Rates: Where Are They Headed?
Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.
The Office of Research and Evaluation of the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) has been monitoring the dropout situation in the AISD since 1983-84. In July 1986, a computerized database, the Secondary Student Longitudinal File, was constructed to enable tracking of the enrollment of any group of students beginning with the 1983-84 school year for high school students and the 1985-86 school year for seventh- and eighth-grade students. Dropout rates are also calculated by ethnicity. This fact sheet provides selected statistical data on trends in dropout rates in the AISD between the 1983-84 and 1988-89 school years. The total dropout rate in 1988-89 in grades 7 and 8 (4.2%) was the lowest it has been since monitoring was initiated. The dropout percentage in 1988-89 for grade 9 was lower than in the preceding year. Longitudinal dropout rates are given for the senior high school 1983-84 cohort and the junior high school 1985-86 cohort. By 1989, 29.8% of students who began secondary school in 1983 had dropped out of school. In the same year, 17.2% of those who had started in 1985 had dropped out of school. Three tables and four graphs provide statistical data. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.