ERIC Number: ED429163
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Transiency and Stability in the Los Angeles Unified School District 1997-98. Publication No. 714.
A report on transience and stability has been published by the Los Angeles Unified School District (California) for almost 3 decades. "Transiency" refers to the number of students who enter and leave during the school year, and is expressed as a percentage (rate). Stability refers to the student population that has remained in the school all year, and is expressed as a percentage of the starting enrollment. The formulas used for computing transiency and stability rates since 1987-88 include interstate transfers. In addition, there are fluctuations in data due to new school programs and school reconfigurations, such as changes from junior highs to middle schools, that should be considered when interpreting data. As in previous years, information has been gathered from all regular schools, special education schools, and schools of choice. Rankings were computed for each group with a district summary. The data suggest that schools of choice had the highest stability and lowest transiency rates. Conversely, senior high schools had the highest transiency and lowest stability rates. (Contains 10 tables and 2 figures.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Assessment Branch.