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ERIC Number: ED492587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 79
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
Dropout Rates in the United States: 2002 and 2003. E.D. TAB. NCES 2006-062
Laird, Jennifer; Lew, Stephen; DeBell, Matthew; Chapman, Chris
National Center for Education Statistics
This report builds upon a series of National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports on high school dropout and completion rates that began in 1988. It presents estimates of rates in 2002 and 2003, provides data about trends in dropout and completion rates over the last three decades, and examines the characteristics of high school dropouts and high school completers in 2002 and 2003. Four rates are presented to provide a broad picture of high school dropouts and completers in the United States, with each contributing unique information: the event dropout rate, the status dropout rate, the status completion rate, and the averaged freshman graduation rate--an indicator new to this report series. The following are appended: (1) Technical Notes and Glossary; and (2) Standard Error Tables. (Contains 31 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.; MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.; American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: United States
IES Funded: Yes