ERIC Number: ED464975
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Class of 2001 Four-Year Longitudinal Report and 2000-01 Event Dropout Rates.
New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn. Div. of Assessment and Accountability.
This report presents progress toward school completion of New York City public school students who entered ninth grade in 1997 and were scheduled to graduate on time in 2001. Outcomes are presented for the whole class and by gender, native language, race/ethnicity, and immigrant status. The class of 2001 dropout rate was 20.4 percent, marking the third consecutive year that dropout rates increased. The dropout rate increased for all groups except American Indians/Alaska Natives and increased most among Blacks and Hispanics. The graduation rate increased 1.1 percentage points over the previous year, to 51 percent. The percentage of students continuing into a fifth year of high school declined from 30.8 percent in 2000 to 28.6 percent in 2001. Former English language learners (ELLs) and English proficient students had higher graduation rates than did current ELLs. Significantly more females than males graduated on time. A strong positive relationship existed between expected graduation age and school completion. Almost two-thirds of high school special education students and three-quarters of special education students in Citywide Programs were still enrolled in high school in June 2001. While the percentage of students dropping out increased, the percentage of students meeting graduation requirements also increased. Tables are appended. (SM)
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, English (Second Language), Graduation, High School Graduates, High Schools, Immigrants, Minority Group Children, 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)