ERIC Number: ED375222
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Dropout Rates in the United States: 1993.
McMillen, Marilyn M.; And Others
This report presents 1993 data on high school dropout and retention rates, examines high school completion and graduation rates, and discusses new data-collection efforts by the National Center for Education Statistics that have a direct bearing on the issues of high school dropout and graduation rates. The report also draws comparisons between cohort dropout rates for sophomores in 1990 and 1980 and provides detailed data on demographic and socioeconomic levels as they relate to high school completion and graduation rates data. Among the findings it is shown that national dropout rates have declined over the past 10 to 15 years; high school completion rates were increasing; Blacks had larger high school completion rate increases than Whites, but for Hispanics the rates were lower than for either Blacks or Whites; and, within income levels, the rates for Blacks and Whites were similar. While analyses of status and dropout rates for each racial and ethnic group show that the differential between Whites and Blacks is narrowing, analysis of data from two sophomore cohorts a decade apart in time show a 46 percent reduction in the sophomore-to-senior-year dropout rates. Appendixes contain standard-error and time-series tables, technical notes, and the alternative definitions of high school completion rates by age group and race-ethnicity from 1972 to 1993. (GLR)
Descriptors: Black Students, Cohort Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Dropout Rate, High School Graduates, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, National Surveys, School Holding Power, Socioeconomic Status, Tables (Data), White Students
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.