ERIC Number: ED342871
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Eighth to Tenth Grade Dropouts. Statistics in Brief.
This report presents data from the 1988 National Education Longitudinal Study (NELS:88), which started with an eighth grade cohort and aimed to provide data on dropout experiences as students made the transition into high school and to examine the contextual school and family factors associated with dropping out. The report offers extensive explanation of the parameters of the study, the survey methodology, and the data reliability. In particular, the NELS:88 baseline comprised a national probability sample (24,599 students) of all regular public and private eighth grade schools in the 50 states and the District of Columbia in the 1987-88 school year. A follow-up survey was conducted on the spring of 1990 with a successful data collection effort for approximately 93 percent of the base-year student respondents. The data are presented in the following bar graphs: (1) 8th to 10th grade cohort dropout rates by race/ethnicity and sex; (2) 8th to 10th grade cohort dropout rates by region and metropolitan status; and (3) 8th to 10th grade cohort dropout rates by eighth grade school (public, Catholic, religious private, and non-religious private). (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.