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ERIC Number: ED501530
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May-22
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
High School Attrition Rates Across Texas Education Service Center Regions
Johnson, Roy
Intercultural Development Research Association
The examination of historical trend data on the number and percent of students lost from public school enrollment prior to graduation from high school is becoming increasingly important since distinct trends are emerging on a regional basis. This study examines regional trends in Texas on the number and percent of students lost from public high school enrollment prior to graduation with a high school diploma. A comparative analysis of 1985-86, 2005-06 and 2006-07 attrition rates in Texas' 20 education service center (ESC) regions shows that eight Texas regions have persistently higher rates of losing students from public school enrollment. Education service center regions with traditionally high attrition rates include: ESC Region 1 (Edinburg), ESC Region 4 (Houston), ESC Region 10 (Richardson), ESC Region 13 (Austin), ESC Region 19 (El Paso), and ESC Region 20 (San Antonio). The highest attrition rates are primarily concentrated in regions with the largest student enrollment counts, particularly those in urban areas and those with the largest low-income and minority populations. Schools and communities in Texas and nationwide must work together to improve school holding power and student success. (Contains 12 exhibits.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Intercultural Development Research Association, San Antonio, TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas