ERIC Number: ED464974
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Class of 1998: 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 class of 1998 students in New York City public schools as of June 2001, noting separate outcomes for the 1998 special education class. The overall class of 1998 graduation rate was 69.5 percent. Approximately half of the students who continued their education beyond 4 years of high school earned diplomas. By the end of the fifth year of high school, 38,515 students had graduated, increasing the graduation rate from 49.8 percent after year 4 to 62.2 percent after year 5. Females had substantially higher graduation rates and lower dropout rates than males. Over 80 percent of Asian and white students graduated. Graduation rates for black and Hispanic students were 65 and 61.9 percent, respectively, with substantial increases in those rates between years 4 and 7. After year 4, there were higher graduation rate increases among English language learners than among English proficient students. About 10,494 additional class of 1998 students received diplomas or GEDs in their fifth, sixth, or seventh year of high school. The 7-year graduation rate for the 1998 special education class was 35.8 percent for students in self-contained classes and 34.2 percent for students in citywide special education classes. Tables are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, Graduation, High School Graduates, High Schools, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Special Education, Urban Schools
Office of Systemwide Evaluation and Accountability, Division of Assessment and Accountability, 110 Livingston Street, Room 740, Brooklyn, NY 11201. For full text: http://www.nycenet.edu/daa.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Div. of Assessment and Accountability.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)