ERIC Number: ED360359
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Class of 1991 Graduation Rate Study: A Study of Graduation Rates for Arizona Public High Schools.
Shoemaker, Caryn R.
Four-year graduation rates by high school, district, county, and state were studied for Arizona in 1991, partly to establish a baseline from which to measure the effect of student retention programs. Members of the class of 1991 were identified as those who were first-time ninth graders in the 1987-88 school year. The median graduation rate was 72 percent, ranging from 38 percent to 98 percent (excluding 3 special programs). The state goal of an 80 percent graduation rate by 1992 has already been met or exceeded by 46 high schools, and about 40 percent of the schools have eliminated differences in the graduation rates of minority and non-minority students. The average graduation rate is up 10 percentage points, compared to 1990; and the median rate is up 4 points, although these gains may be due in part to sampling or improved recordkeeping. Eight tables in the text allow comparison of graduation rates in different categories. Appendix A contains a ranking of 143 schools by graduation rate, and Appendix B contains tables for the 15 counties. Appendix C presents tables of graduation rates by school and district (147 pages). A sample of the form used for reporting the data is in Appendix D. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona