ERIC Number: ED452291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Class of 2000 Four-Year Longitudinal Report and 1999-2000 Event Dropout Rates.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Div. of Assessment and Accountability.
This report presents the progress toward school completion of New York City students who entered ninth grade in fall 1996 and were scheduled to graduate on time by summer 2000 after 4 years of high school. It presents outcomes for the class overall and specific groups of students categorized by gender, native language, race/ethnicity, and immigrant status. The dropout rate for the class of 2000 increased 1.8 percentage points over the rate for 1999, to 19.3 percent. The percentage of students continuing into a fifth year of high school declined 1.6 percentage points, to 30.8 percent. The percentage of students graduating in 4 years decreased by two-tenths of a point, to 49.9 percent. The dropout rate increased for all groups, with the greatest increases for Native American, Hispanic, African American, and immigrant students. Research has consistently demonstrated that higher dropout rates may be related to increasing standards for promotion and graduation. There was a strong relationship between being over age for grade and school completion; in fact, most dropouts in the class of 2000 did not earn enough credits to go beyond grade 10, even after four years. The percentage of students earning Regents-endorsed diplomas and Regents-endorsed diplomas with honors increased in 2000. Substantially more females than males graduated on time. Former English Language Learners (ELLs) and English proficient students had higher graduation rates than current ELLs. (SM)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, Black Students, Dropout Rate, English (Second Language), Graduation, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Immigrants, Longitudinal Studies, Minority Groups, Sex Differences, Tables (Data)
Office of Statewide Evaluation and Accountability, 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.
Identifiers - Location: New York