ERIC Number: ED465835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Arizona Minority Dropout Solutions.
Brichler, Susan E.
Arizona's high school dropout rate is nearly double the national average of 9 percent, with a significant number of its dropouts being students from economically and socially disadvantaged ethnic minority backgrounds. The Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center conducted a series of roundtable discussions with school administrators, policymakers, education researchers, community activists, and state legislators to brainstorm solutions to the problems. Three sets of recommendations emerged from the discussions. In the area of supporting students: parents must be encouraged to learn about assessment tests and develop relationships with schools, and teachers must maintain high expectations for all students and create an environment of challenge and support). In supporting teachers: community members must take an active role in the education community via voting at all levels of government, and parents must get involved in school activities and/or parent associations. In using student assessment data: the education community must provide teachers the resources necessary to implement standardized testing, and school staff must make every effort to ensure that parents understand all aspects of standardized testing. (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Standards, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Rate, Graduation, High Risk Students, High Schools, Minority Group Children, Parent Participation, School Community Relationship, Standardized Tests, Student Evaluation, Teacher Expectations of Students
Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center, 2020 North Central Avenue, Suite 550, Phoenix, AZ 85004-4503. Tel: 602-258-2435, ext. 101; Fax: 602-258-2483; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://email@example.com.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Commission for Postsecondary Education, Phoenix. Arizona Minority Education Policy Analysis Center.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona