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ERIC Number: ED364591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Report, 1991-92. Publication Number 92.17.
Peredes, Vicente; Sanchez, Mario
This report contains summaries of dropout information as well as more detailed breakdowns that portray the dropout situation in the Austin (Texas) Independent School District in 1991-92. Statistics are reported in terms of annual rates as well as longitudinal rates. This report contains high school and junior high school rates for 1984-85 through 1991-92. The class of 1992 had a 4-year dropout rate of 25.2 percent. This is a higher rate than that for the class of 1991, and is not consistent with the previous decreasing trends in dropouts. The annual dropout rate for grades 7 and 8 has been decreasing since 1984-85. Hispanic Americans have the highest dropout rate for 1991-92. Overall, the dropout rate for high schools continues a 6-year decline, and all ethnic groups continue the trend. The dropout problem has improved in the district, but most schools continue to be at the "clearly unacceptable" level of the Texas Education Agency's Academic Excellence Indicator System. Fifty-seven figures present dropout statistics. Attachments include an additional 23 tables of dropout statistics. (Contains 40 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Independent School District, TX. Office of Research and Evaluation.