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ERIC Number: ED537095
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Evidence Based Education Request Desk. EBE #549
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast
What is the mandatory age of attendance in each of the states? Specifically, what is the age at which a student may leave school with or without parental consent, and what if any caveats or requirements are attached to dropping out? To answer these questions, the Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (REL-SE) staff conducted a Google search using the search terms "mandatory age of attendance" and "compulsory school attendance law." Staff also searched the websites of the National Center for Education Statistics, Education Commission of the States (ECS), National Conference of State Legislatures, and Council of Chief State School Officers. The table presented was compiled primarily from a 2005 National Center for Education Statistics table, updated with a 2009 National Center for Education Statistics table and an April 2009 ECS table. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast. Available from: SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro. 5900 Summit Avenue Suite 201, Browns Summit, NC 27214. Tel: 800-755-3277; Tel: 336-315-7400; Fax: 336-315-7457; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast (ED)