ERIC Number: ED476573
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
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Class of 1999 Final Longitudinal Report: A Three-Year Follow-Up Study.
Waddington, Susan R.
This study followed the progress of New York City high school students in the class of 1999 through the end of June 2002, three years past their expected four-year graduation date. Separate outcomes for students in the 1999 special education class are also presented. Data from the New York City public school system indicated that by June 2002, 68.6 percent of the students had completed their high school education, and 31.4 percent had either dropped out or had not completed their education. The final 68.6 percent graduation rate was 1.7 percentage points higher than the rate for the class of 1986, the first class studied using the cohort methods, and 0.9 of a percentage point lower than for the class of 1998. About 15 percent of the class of 1999 completed their education after their expected graduation date. Females had significantly lower dropout rates than males, averaging 28.3 percent as compared to 34.8 percent for males. Asians and Whites had almost half the dropout rates of African American, Latino, and Native American students. Just over 92 percent of the class of 1999 completed their education in 4 or 5 years. Many students previously identified as dropouts returned and completed their education, usually via a GED. A very high percentage of English Language Learners were still enrolled in high school after 4 years and went on to earn degrees within the next 3 years. Two appendices provide data on final outcomes (number of students and percentage of students) for the Class of 1999 by school and superintendency. (SM)
Descriptors: Dropout Rate, English (Second Language), Graduation, High School Graduates, High Schools, Minority Groups, Racial Differences, Sex Differences, Special Education, Urban Schools
New York City Department of Education, Division of Assessment and Accountability, Tweed Building, 52 Chambers Street, Room 310, New York, NY 10007. Web site: http://www.nycenetedu/daa.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)