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ERIC Number: ED438318
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Dropout Report, 1997-1998.
Howard, Daniel L.
This report presents statistics on the dropout rate for the Wake County Public Schools, North Carolina. Before the 1997-98 school year, a steady decline had occurred in the Wake County Public School System's unduplicated dropout rate for grades 7 through 12. The unduplicated dropout rate is the percent of first-time dropouts. The dropout rate rose slightly from 2.6% in 1996-97 to 2.7% in 1997-98. There has been a steady decline in the duplicated dropout rate since 1993-94. The duplicated dropout rate is the percent of first-time in 1997-98 dropouts plus previous year or repeat dropouts. The largest percentage of both duplicated and unduplicated dropouts in the school system came from grade 9. Seventy-five percent of the unduplicated ninth-grade dropouts were overage for their grade. Attendance problems continued to be the major reason why students dropped out. Attachments contain dropout figures per high school and individual high school summaries, as well as a discussion of dropout procedures and data sources. (Contains 11 figures.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wake County Public Schools System, Raleigh, NC. Dept. of Evaluation and Research.