ERIC Number: ED360430
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
State Plan To Reduce the Dropout Rate, 1993-95. A Report from the State Board of Education Submitted to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Speaker, and the Seventy-Third Texas Legislature.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
State legislation requires that the Texas Education Agency write a plan to reduce the state's cross-sectional and longitudinal dropout rates to no more than 5 percent by 1997-98. This report presents the current plan, with current aggregate and disaggregate data on the dropout rate of students in grades 7 through 12 and projections for cross-sectional and longitudinal dropout rates for the next 5 years. A progress report is presented for the recommendations from the 1991 state plan in the following categories: (1) continued action by the Texas Education Agency; (2) actions without fiscal implications; (3) actions with immediate fiscal implications; and (4) recommendations with long-term fiscal implications. Since publication of the plan in 1991, the number of dropouts has consistently declined, from 91,307 in 1987-88, to 53,421 in 1991-92. Students still tend to drop out in the ninth grade, and ethnic minority students still drop out in disproportionate numbers, but combating these facts is a major agency focus. Twenty recommendations to further reduce the dropout rate are included. Five tables summarize dropout information. A list of 70 references is included, and dropout data are presented in Appendix I (15 tables), with an overview of recommendations and a survey of immigrant students in Appendixes II and III. (SLD)
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Dropout Programs, Dropout Rate, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Ethnic Groups, High Risk Students, High School Students, Junior High School Students, Minority Groups, Potential Dropouts, Secondary Education, State Legislation, State Programs
Publications Distribution Office, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 (first copy free to authorized institutions, additional copies $2).
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas