ERIC Number: ED396201
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Study, 1993-94. Evaluation Report.
Claus, Richard N.; Quimper, Barry E.
The School District of the City of Saginaw (Michigan) has annually reported on the rate and nature of the dropout population; this dropout report is the fourth edition of the State defined generation of dropout reports. Two hundred twenty-four, or 8% of Saginaw's 2,805 students in grades 9-12, voluntarily terminated their high school education between September 24, 1993 and October 7, 1994. This rate represents an increase in the dropout rate from 4.9% in the previous year. Since the study year's dropout rate is a large increase over the past rate, certain areas within the current reported results merit further attention: (1) The increase in dropouts was observed consistently in the Black, White, and Hispanic racial/ethnic groups: this reinforces the need for teachers, administrators, and counselors to continue to keep in contact with students having problems as well as the families of those students; (2) The increase in dropouts as a percent of the racial/ethnic group from last year to this year was greatest for Hispanics; (3) The prevalence of dropouts who are Hispanic, Black, males, 16, 17, or 18 years old, or in the eleventh or twelfth grades calls for special attention. Eight appendices present the dropout retention summary report for 1993/94, the 1994 pupil head count report, and data. Thirteen tables present data. (TS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.