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ERIC Number: ED538716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Trends in High School Graduation Rates. Research Brief. Volume 0710
Romanik, Dale; Froman, Terry
Research Services, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
This Research Brief addresses an outcome measure that is of paramount importance to senior high schools--graduation rate. Nationwide a student drops out of school approximately every nine seconds. The significance of this issue locally is exemplified by a recent American Civil Liberties Union filing of a class action law suit against the Palm Beach County Public Schools claiming the district's low graduation rate violated the Florida Constitution. Data will be presented indicating that four-year graduation rates for M-DCPS students in grades 9-12 have increased for all three of the major racial/ethnic groups for the past three cohorts. The seven most frequently used methods to calculate graduation rate are also presented. (Contains 2 figures and 2 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