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ERIC Number: ED456123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Pages: 16
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Effectiveness of High School Data Collection in Determining Program Guidelines for Drop-Out Prevention.
Castellana, Christin; Powell, Jim
The principal investigators of this study were asked by a midwestern urban high school to assist in the analysis of data collected on students who had dropped out of high school. The data were to be reviewed to determine the cause of the high school's dropout rate. Variables investigated included attendance, grade point average, fourth grade marks, race, sex, grade of withdrawal, age, and retention. Also considered were the reported reasons for each student's dropping out. On analysis, researchers determined that the data were insufficient to determine a cause for dropping out. However, researchers worked with the school to use the data for creating and implementing an effective dropout prevention program. The information was also used to create a new procedure for collecting information from future dropouts. Researchers also determined that the formation of a school-university partnership could improve future research and professional development at the high school. The student withdrawal data sheet is attached. (Contains 18 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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