ERIC Number: ED465841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Public High School Dropouts and Completers from the Common Core of Data: School Years 1991-92 through 1997-98. Statistical Analysis Report.
Young, Beth Aronstamm; Hoffman, Lee
This report examines data from the National Center for Education Statistics' Common Core of Data (CCD) on public high school dropout and four-year completion rates. The four-year completion rate is the proportion of students who leave school from grades 9-12 as completers. The CCD four-year completion rate is limited to public school data from grades 9-12. Findings show that between 1993-94 and 1997-98, the high school dropout rates were between 4-7 percent in almost two-thirds of reporting states. White and Asian/Pacific Islander students were less likely to drop out than were American Indian, black, or Hispanic students. Students were more likely to drop out of high school in urban than rural districts. High school four-year completion rates were 80 percent or higher in 20 of 33 reporting states in 1997-98. The average four-year completion rate was less than 60 percent for American Indian students in 9 reporting states, Hispanic students in 6 states, and black students in 6 states in 1997-98. In every reporting state except Alabama, Maine, and West Virginia, the four-year completion rate of Asian students was higher than that of the other minority groups in 1997-98. (SM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian American Students, Black Students, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Dropouts, High School Graduates, High Schools, Hispanic American Students, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Urban Schools, White Students
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.