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ERIC Number: ED506781
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 33
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2006-07. First Look. NCES 2010-313
Stillwell, Robert
National Center for Education Statistics
This report presents the number of high school graduates, the Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR), and dropout data for grades 9 through 12 for public schools in school year 2006-07. The counts of graduates, dropouts, and enrollments by grade (which serve as the denominators for the graduation and dropout rates) are from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Common Core of Data (CCD) nonfiscal surveys of public elementary/secondary education. The data for this collection were reported to the NCES through the U. S. Department of Education's "EDFacts" data collection system by state education agencies (SEAs). These data represent high school graduates receiving regular diplomas and dropouts for the 2006-07 school year. The report includes counts of high school graduates for school year 2006-07 for 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Data for high school graduates were missing from CCD reports for the Bureau of Indian Education, the U.S. Department of Defense domestic and overseas dependents schools, and Guam. Graduate counts were reported by race/ethnicity, at the state level, for 48 states. New York and Kentucky did not report graduate counts by race/ethnicity. Race/ethnicity graduate counts for the District of Columbia were suppressed due to inaccuracy. The AFGR could not be calculated by race/ethnicity for Nevada as enrollments by race/ethnicity were not reported for the 2004-05 school year. This report includes 2006-07 school year dropout data for 49 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The high counts of missing data resulted in the suppression of dropout counts from Vermont. The low district-level response rate for 9th and 10th grade dropouts for Pennsylvania resulted in the suppression of the total high-school dropout rate (grades 9 through 12), and the grade 9 and 10 individual dropout rates. Selected findings include: (1) Across the United States, a total of 2,892,351 public school students received a high school diploma in 2006-07, resulting in an averaged freshman graduation rate of 73.9 percent; (2) Across all reporting states, the AFGR was highest for Asian/Pacific Islander students (91.2 percent); (3) A comparison of data from 2006-07 with data from the prior school year, 2005-06, shows a percentage point or greater increase in the AFGR for 18 states; (4) There were 617,948 dropouts from high school (grades 9 through 12) among 48 reporting states and the District of Columbia in 2006-07; (5) Among the reporting states and the District of Columbia, the dropout rates increased as grade level increased; (6) Among the states that were able to report high school dropouts by race/ethnicity and the District of Columbia, the dropout rate was lowest for Asian/Pacific Islanders at 2.6 percent; (7) Among the 46 states for which comparisons between 2005-06 and 2006-07 could be made, the event dropout rate increased by a tenth of a percentage point or more for 17 states, decreased by a tenth of a percentage point or more for 21 states, and remained the same for the remaining 8 states; and (8) Across the 46 states that were able to report high school dropouts by gender, the dropout rate was higher for males than for females at 4.9 percent and 3.8 percent respectively. Methodology and Technical Notes are appended. (Contains 8 tables and 2 footnotes.)
National Center for Education Statistics. Available from: ED Pubs. P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827; Web site: http://nces.ed.gov/help/orderinfo.asp
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED)
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa; District of Columbia; Kentucky; Nevada; New York; Pennsylvania; Puerto Rico; United States; Vermont
IES Funded: Yes