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ERIC Number: ED500502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Pennsylvania Migrant Education Projected Graduation Rate Study, 2006
Mangarella, Joseph
Pennsylvania Department of Education
In recent years those concerned with educational outcomes have begun to embrace a paradigm shift towards quantifiable rather than qualitative approaches as learning outcomes are continually measured for effectiveness. The cumulative results of this approach with regards to Pennsylvania's Migrant Education Program (MEP) laid the foundation for this current work. Young's 2005 analysis of the MEP in the effort entitled "Pennsylvania Migrant Education Graduation Rate Study," is used as the primary source for this document. The study begins by establishing the context for prior MEP data collection initiatives. Current methods of data collection are portrayed, and the goals for the overall project are described. The work concludes with a review of recommendations obtained from past studies, as well as proposals based on the current study, which include: (1) Collecting data from ninth graders entering school in 2001-02 and from twelfth graders in 2005-06 in order to more accurately determine both the normal and longitudinal drop out rates among various Project Areas; (2) Compiling a catalog of post-graduate learning and/or career choices made by MEP participants; (3) Tracking drop out migrant workers' continuing learning tendencies in areas other than the more traditional educational formats; (4) Analyzing benefits and/or disadvantages that student involvement in specific community, civic, or faith-based activities holds for the MEP learner; and (5) A comprehensive review of the GRS data collection system to resolve inconsistencies identified during the data collection period for the current study. (Contains 5 figures and 3 tables.)
Pennsylvania Department of Education. 333 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333. Tel: 717-783-6788; Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 12; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania