ERIC Number: EJ697170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
High School Exit Examinations and High School Dropout in Texas and Florida, 1971-2000
Warren, John Robert; Jenkins, Krista N.
Sociology of Education, v78 n2 p122 Apr 2005
In this article, the authors ask whether state high school exit examinations are associated with high school dropout rates and racial/ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in high school dropout rates in Florida and Texas. Using data from the 1968-2000 October Current Population Surveys, they first consider the 1971-2000 graduating classes and use a measure of whether students left school without obtaining any high school credential as the outcome variable. They next consider the 1991-2000 graduating classes and use a measure that classifies students who obtained general equivalency diplomas as dropouts as the outcome variable. In neither case did the authors find evidence that state high school exit examinations are independently associated with higher dropout rates or greater inequalities in dropout rates.
Descriptors: Dropouts, Exit Examinations, Dropout Rate, High Schools, High School Graduates, Socioeconomic Status, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida; Texas