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ERIC Number: ED439197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Report on the State Plan To Reduce the Dropout Rate, 1997-99.
Texas Education Agency, Austin.
The Texas state legislature required that the state education agency submit a report describing a systematic plan to reduce the projected cross-sectional and longitudinal dropout rates to 5% or less for the 1997-98 school year. The plan reported in this document updates the state's 1995-97 plan to reduce the dropout rate. For that report, 39 districts, 12 education service centers, and 16 community leaders or practitioners responded to a request to identify strategies used for dropout reduction. Strategies recognized as useful by state agency staff were added to a list of recommendations later ranked by educators and some community leaders. This report builds on those recommendations and groups the revised recommendations into categories of: (1) recommendations for continued action; (2) recommendations without fiscal implications; (3) recommendations with immediate fiscal implications; and (4) recommendations with long-term fiscal implications. The efficacy of the recommendations made in the earlier plan is apparent in the reduction in dropouts in 1994-95 (10.6%), compared to the 1987-88 dropout rate of 34.0%. Two appendixes list sources of proposed dropout reduction strategies and give an overview of the state dropout plan recommendations. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publications Distribution Division, Texas Education Agency, 1701 North Congress Avenue, Austin, TX 78701-1494 ($2). Tel: 512-463-9744.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas