ERIC Number: ED431066
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
The Interaction Effect of Transition Grade to High School with Gender and Grade Level upon Dropout Rates.
Alspaugh, John W.
The purpose of this ex post facto study was to explore the interactive relationship among grade level of transition to high school, gender, and grade level of dropping out of high school as factors associated with high school dropout rates. Fifteen schools at each of the most common high school grade spans were studied, for a total of 45 schools. The findings imply that as the grade level of transition to high school is raised, high school dropout rates increase. Boys have larger high school dropout rates than girls. It appears that as the grade level of transition to high school is raised, the difference between dropout rates for boys and girls increases. The highest dropout rates occur at 11th grade. The dropout rates are particularly large for grade 10-12 high schools with the transition to high school at 10th grade. The dropout rates were lowest for both boys and girls in high schools with grade spans from 7 through 12 in which the transition to high school occurred at seventh grade. (Contains 3 figures, 10 tables, and 9 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Quebec, Canada, April 19-23, 1999).