ERIC Number: ED498298
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Public Secondary School Dropouts in Pennsylvania 2005-06: Report to the General Assembly
Bobek, Joanne R., Comp.
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Data Services
Act 49 of 1987 requires the Secretary of Education to provide the General Assembly with an annual report on public school dropouts in Pennsylvania. The purpose of this report is to document the actual number of students who drop out each year and to provide various characteristics about these students. The type of data collected about each dropout consists of the reason for dropping out, race, gender, age, grade, academic program, post-dropout activity and whether the dropout was classified as any of the following: economically disadvantaged, migrant, English language learner or special education. The term "dropout," as used in this publication, refers to a student who, for any reason except death, leaves school before graduation without transferring to another school/institution. This report also details information about students who are enrolled in state-funded dropout prevention programs. Specific characteristics and data about these students and an evaluation of the overall success of these programs are also provided. The focus of Part 1 of this report is information on students who dropped out in the 2005-06 school year, specifically during the 12-month period from October 1, 2005, to September 30, 2006. Part 2 provides details about the Successful Students' Partnership (SSP) and the related Education Mentoring (EM) initiative for the 2005-06 school year. Appendix A contains a glossary. Appendix B contains a list of six sources. (Contains 14 tables.)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Dropout Programs, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Dropout Research, Secondary School Students, Public Schools, State Legislation, Age Differences, Racial Differences, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Special Education, Student Characteristics, Grants, Partnerships in Education, Special Needs Students
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Data Services. 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-783-6788; Web site: http://www.pde.state.pa.us
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Data Services.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania