ERIC Number: ED468959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Graduation Rate Study: Four and Five Year Graduation Rates for the Cohort Class of 2001, Arizona Public High Schools.
Owin, Brian R.
The purpose of this study was to examine the proportion of students in the cohort class of 2001 who completed Arizona high school graduation requirements within 4 years. The cohort class of 2001 comprises students who entered 9th grade in fall of the 1997-1998 school year, and were expected to graduate from 12th grade by the end of the 2000-2001 school year. The report also provide information about the number and proportion of students who obtained a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, dropped out, or remained enrolled for a fifth year of high school. Rates are summarized at the state level, by gender and ethnicity, by county, and by district and school. The cohort class of 2001 had a membership of 60,367 students. Of these, 70.8 graduated in 4 years, and 7.7% enrolled in a fifth year of high school, so that 72.9% graduated in 5 years. A GED was received by 0.6%. More than 76% of the females received high school diplomas, and fewer than 70% of the males graduated. There was a wide gap in the graduation rates of different ethnic groups, with Hispanic and Native Americans graduating at lower rates (60.3% and 64.4% respectively), while White and Asian rates were nearly 81% and 85.2 % respectively. An appendix contains a high school cross reference with data by school. (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Dept. of Education, Phoenix. Research and Policy Div.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona