ERIC Number: ED452290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Class of 1997 Final Longitudinal Report: A Three-Year Follow-Up Study. Assessment/Accountability Report.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Div. of Assessment and Accountability.
This report presents final school completion outcome data on students in New York City's class of 1997 as of June 2000, noting separate final outcomes for the 1997 special education class. The class of 1997's overall graduation rate was 69.7 percent. About two out of three students who continued their education beyond 4 years of high school earned diplomas. By the end of the fifth year, 40,506 students had graduated, increasing the graduation rate for the class of 1997 by 13.1 percentage points. Most class of 1997 students who earned diplomas earned them by year 5. Females had substantially higher graduation rates and lower dropout rates than males. Most Asian and white students graduated. Hispanics and blacks had lower graduation rates, with substantial increases in those rates between years 4 and 7. After year 4, there were larger increases in graduation rates for English language learners than English proficient students. Of students graduating in years 5, 6, and 7, 34.7 percent earned GEDs, and 61.6 percent earned local diplomas. The 7-year graduation rate was 35.1 percent for students in high school self-contained special education classes and 37 percent for students in District 75 citywide special education classes. (SM)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Graduation, High School Graduates, Hispanic American Students, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Special Education, Tables (Data), Urban Schools
New York City Board of Education, Division of Assessment and Accountability, 110 Livingston Street, Room 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201. For full text: http://www.nycnet.edu/daa.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Div. of Assessment and Accountability.