ERIC Number: ED431830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Transiency and Stability in the Los Angeles Unified School District, 1996-97. Publication No. 710.
A report on transiency and stability in the Los Angeles Unified School District (California) has been published 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) of the starting enrollment. "Stability" refers to the student population that has remained in school all year, and is also expressed as a percentage of the starting enrollment. The formulas used for computing transiency and stability rates since 1987-88 include interstate transfers, whereas earlier formulas do not. 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 the data. As in previous years, information has been gathered from all regular and 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 the lowest transiency rates. Conversely, senior high schools had the highest transiency and lowest stability rates. (Contains 2 figures and 10 tables.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Program Evaluation and Research Branch.