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ERIC Number: ED538080
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
Dropout and Graduation Rates 2005-2006. Research Brief. Volume 0607
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
The District conducts a "cross-sectional" analysis of student dropouts annually; it examines dropout rates among students enrolled in various grades at one point in time. A "longitudinal" analysis, also conducted annually, tracks a group of students in the same grade or cohort over a period of several years. Each method addresses a different aspect of how many students are dropping out of school. This research brief provides information on the cross-sectional and longitudinal dropout rates and longitudinal graduation rates for 2005-2006. Results of the Cross-Sectional Dropout Analysis include: (1) The cross-sectional dropout rate for 2005-2006 for grades 9-12 was 4.9%. This was the same as the cross-sectional dropout rate for 2004-2005; (2) Consistent with previous local and national findings, female students were categorized as dropouts less frequently than were male students. Specifically, the rate for male students for 2005-2006 was 6.0 percent (grades 9-12). The rate for female students was 3.8 percent (grades 9-12); and (3) White, Non-Hispanic students were categorized as dropouts less frequently than were either Hispanic or Black, Non-Hispanic students. Specifically, the 2005-2006 rate for White, Non-Hispanic students was 3.5 percent (grades 9-12); for Hispanic students the rate was 4.3 percent (grades 9-12); and for Black, Non-Hispanic students the rate was 6.8 percent (grades 9-12). (Contains 9 tables.)
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools. 1450 NE Second Avenue, Miami, FL 33132. Tel: 305-995-1000; Fax: 305-995-7521; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12; Grade 9; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Research Services
Identifiers - Location: Florida