ERIC Number: ED351401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Report, 1990-91.
This report contains the school-year and annual dropout counts for the Austin (Texas) Independent School District (AISD) for 1990-91 and trends and comparison data from the previous 8 years. Also reported are the current status of entering ninth graders from 1983-84 through 1990-91 and the current status of entering seventh graders from 1984-85 through 1990-91. The data were obtained from the Secondary Student Longitudinal File, a computerized data base of the AISD. The bulk of the document presents the data in tables with explanations. The following are the major findings: (1) overall, the 1990-91 high school annual dropout rate (9.8 percent) is the lowest in 8 years, although the rates for the last 3 years for blacks have been the highest of the last 8 years; (2) the 1990-91 7th-8th grade annual dropout rate (4.9 percent) is the lowest in the last 7 years and continues the pattern of steady annual decrease; (3) the group who entered 9th grade for the first time in 1987-88 has now been followed for 4 complete years and 24.4 percent has dropped out; and (4) of the 5 cohorts of first-time 7th graders being tracked, the 1989-90 cohort's 2-year dropout rate of 5.3 percent is the lowest. Included are 34 references. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.