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ERIC Number: EJ1103753
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1949-6427
The Effects Multiple Intervention and Prevention Programs Have on the Graduation and Dropout Rates of Two Major Urban School Districts in Texas
Briones, Ernestina M.; Jones, Don; Challoo, Linda
Journal of Case Studies in Education, v8 2015
In the United States, seven thousand students drop out of school every day (Alliance for Excellence Education, 2010); that is more than one million per year (Balfanz & Bridgeland, 2014). Administrators, former educators and private entities have taken an interest in the dropout epidemic and have developed numerous dropout prevention and intervention programs to address the problem; however, little research exists on the effectiveness of dropout prevention programs. The purpose of this study was to determine the statistical difference between the schools with multiple intervention programs as well as their graduation and dropout rates and between race and the graduation and dropout rates from two urban school districts in Texas. Quantitative data was collected and analyzed from TEA's AEIS and TAPR reports for the classes of 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012. A two-way multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) was conducted, and it was determined there was a statistical significant difference between the schools with multiple intervention programs on the dependent measures (graduation and dropout rates). A significant difference was also found between Hispanic, African American and white (race) on the dependent measures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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