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ERIC Number: ED536477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Graduation and Dropout Rates by Ethnicity and Gender. Research Note. Volume 1001
Froman, Terry
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The Shott Foundation for Public Education recently published "Yes We Can: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education and Black Males." This report focused on the exceedingly low graduation rate for Black males enrolled in schools around the nation. According to the report, the graduation rate for Black males in Miami-Dade County (M-DCPS) was 27 percent. This reflected a 29 percent achievement gap with the reported graduation rate for white males in the district. This analysis includes breakdowns by gender for each of the major Race/Ethnic categories. The study found a four-year graduation rate of 52 percent for Black male students with a 20 percent achievement gap with white males. It should go without saying that graduating only 52 percent of Black males is unacceptable and indicative of the work that needs to be done in M-DCPS. However, the more accurate graduation rates presented in the attached report should help put the discussion on a more realistic footing.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Location: Florida