ERIC Number: ED439197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
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)
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Dropouts, Elementary Secondary Education, Planning, Prevention, Public Schools, Student Characteristics
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
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas