ERIC Number: ED484737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 0
California's Graduation Rate: The Hidden Crisis
This brief reports on WestEd's review of California's graduation rate. It examines the methodological debate, provides comparisons between California and other states, and shows California results by race and ethnicity (including data from several of the state's large school districts). Finally, it draws three conclusions: (1) the state's graduation rate is approximately 70 percent, with wide variations across districts; (2) the rate has been relatively stable over time; and (3) a racial/ethnic gap persists.
Descriptors: Race, School Districts, Graduation Rate, Ethnic Groups, High School Graduates, Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Comparative Analysis, Research Methodology
WestEd, 730 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107-1242. Tel: 877-493-7833 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.