ERIC Number: ED340533
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Northern Cheyenne Dropout Research Project. Final Project Report.
Ward, Carol; Wilson, David
This study was designed to ascertain the dropout rates among American Indian students in three local secondary schools on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Lame Deer, Montana and to identify factors that contributed to school completion or noncompletion. The researchers collected data on three cohorts of students (1987-89, N=698) from Colstrip public school, St. Labre Catholic school, and Busby tribal school. Data sources were attendance records, transcripts, yearbooks, students files, and information from guidance counselors and other school personnel who had direct contact with the students. Findings on student characteristics and school experiences related to school performance and completion are: (1) Indian students had a higher dropout rate (40%) than non-Indian students (8%); (2) Indian girls dropped out more often than boys; (3) Indian students had lower performance levels than non-Indian students overall; and (4) students who graduated tended to utilize school remedial resources more often, to participate in more extracurricular activities, and to have higher levels of performance. Multivariate analysis of school completion examined influences of residence and gender on choice of schools, grade point average, and dropping out. Comparisons are made by school and gender. This document contains numerous tables and 44 references. (KS)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, American Indian Reservations, American Indians, Community Characteristics, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate, Extracurricular Activities, Family Characteristics, Grade Point Average, High Schools, Institutional Characteristics, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northern Cheyenne Tribe, MT.
Identifiers - Location: Montana