ERIC Number: ED343072
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
New Mexico Dropout Study: School Year 1989-90.
New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Data from an annual study conducted in 1989-90 on the extent and nature of the dropout problem in New Mexico public schools is presented in this document. Data is reported in these categories: annual dropout rate by grade, gender, and ethnicity for grades 9-12 and 7-8; dropout rate by ethnicity and grade; dropout rate by ethnicity and gender; dropout rate by reasons; dropout rate by reasons and gender; and dropout rate by reasons and ethnicity. Topics of discussion include the impact of demographic factors; New Mexico's participation in the National Center for Education Statistics' dropout field study; and issues concerning dropout prevention. The summary notes that results of the 1989-90 dropout study present an encouraging trend in maintaining enrollment in school. Conclusions listed in the summary include: (1) the rate of dropout decreased slightly and stopped a 4-year rising trend; (2) dropout rate by grade remained highest at the 10th-grade level; (3) more males dropped out of school than females; (4) Native American students dropped out of school at higher rates than other groups of students; and (5) at the middle/junior high school level the rising incidence of Black student dropout is becoming an area of concern. Tables and figures illustrate the data. General directions for the dropout study and the dropout study form are included. (ABL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Dept. of Education, Santa Fe.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico