ERIC Number: ED338788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Historical Retention Report 1990-91. Executive Summary.
This document reports the potential student retainee rates for the Austin (Texas) Independent School District at the close of the 1990-91 academic year in eight figures and 21 tables. The following are the report's major findings: (1) the retention rate for 1990-91 for kindergarten through grade 12 is 4.7 percent (0.4 percentage points lower than the previous year); (2) the beginning-of-year retention rate is highest for grade 9 (22 percent), grade 1 (4.8 percent), grade 10 (11.3 percent), and grade 11 (7.6 percent); (3) retention rates for elementary schools and middle schools have generally declined over the past 4 years; (4) retention rates for high school have gone up over the past 4 years; and (5) the overall retention rates for the beginning of the 1990-91 school year were: 1.6 percent for elementary schools, 3.4 percent for middle schools, and 12.7 percent for high schools. An appendix contains a history of retention data collection and past retention rate trends. A list of definitions of terms used in the charts is also included. (JB)
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Trends, Grade Repetition, School Districts, School Statistics, Statistical Data, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Austin Independent School District, Office of Research and Evaluation, 1111 West 6th Street, Austin, TX 78703.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.