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ERIC Number: ED509657
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
High School Diploma and GED Attainment in Florida. Research Note 1
Sass, Tim R.
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research
This brief calculates graduation rates for the state of Florida using longitudinal data. The authors describe their measurement strategies and compare them with the state's official measurement procedures. They calculate the diploma and General Education Development (GED) attainment rates of six separate cohorts of Florida 9th graders who began high school between 1995/96 and 2000/01. They then present rates of both diploma receipt and GED receipt at four years and in later years. The results show an increasing trend in graduation rates in the state over the period studied and a substantial bump at five years, with growth flattening out after that time. [This paper was written with Steven Cartwright.] (Contains 3 tables.)
National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research. The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Washington, DC 20037. Tel: 202-261-5739; Fax: 202-833-2477; e-mail: inquiry@caldercenter.org; Web site: http://www.caldercenter.org
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 9; High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Institute, National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER)
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R305A060067