ERIC Number: ED348821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Increasing the High School Graduation Rate: National Education Goal 2 and Students with Disabilities. Brief Report 3.
National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.
The purpose of this brief report is to highlight information about disabled youth in relation to the second of six National Education goals proposed by the President and the Governors in 1990. The second goal states that "By the year 2000, the high school graduation rate will increase to at least 90 percent." A grade of "improving" has been given to the second goal. Current estimates of dropout rates for students with disabilities indicate that they are dropping out of school at a higher rate than are students without disabilities. Only slightly over 55 percent of students with disabilities complete school, 32 percent dropout, 4 percent are suspended or expelled, and 7 percent reach age limitations. This report then presents the incidence of disabled dropouts returning to school, methods of monitoring school completion and dropout rates, and information that is still needed. (JDD)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Data Analysis, Data Collection, Disabilities, Dropout Prevention, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Graduation, High School Graduates, High Schools, Incidence, Reentry Students
National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO), 350 Elliott Hall, 75 E. River Rd., Minneapolis, MN 55455 ($1).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center on Educational Outcomes, Minneapolis, MN.