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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Rosen, Jeffrey A.; Warkentien, Siri; Rotermund, Susan – American Journal of Education, 2019
Many students who experience extended school absences or dropout episodes reengage with school and complete a diploma or alternative credential within 4 years of beginning ninth grade. However, these students have not been extensively studied, and the factors that affect reengagement decisions are not well understood. Using an educational…
Descriptors: Stopouts, Dropouts, Academic Persistence, Resilience (Psychology)
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Peguero, Anthony A.; Merrin, Gabriel J.; Hong, Jun Sung; Johnson, Kecia R. – Youth & Society, 2019
A growing body of research is exploring the affects school disorder has on educational progress. It is also known that educational success and failure are linked to gender, racial, and ethnic disparities. Other issues, however, remain less explored. For example, how do perceptions of individual adolescents about disorder affect behavior? Or…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Dropouts, Longitudinal Studies, Racial Differences
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Peguero, Anthony A.; Hong, Jun Sung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Violence and disorder occurring within schools have received increased attention and scrutiny over the years; however, few have explored how violence and school disorder are influencing the children of immigrants' likelihood of dropping out. The current study draws from a segmented assimilation framework to explore if and how the associations…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Dropouts, Immigrants
Varga, Shannon M.; Margolius, Max; Yan, Catalina Tang; Skubel, Anna; Cole, Marissa L.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – America's Promise Alliance, 2019
Leaving school without graduating presents a significant challenge for young people and for society as a whole. One way communities and school systems are responding to this challenge is with coordinated efforts to re-engage young people in ways that make it more likely for them to earn a diploma. Re-engagement efforts vary across the country but…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Reentry Students, Learner Engagement, At Risk Students
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Bowers, Alex J.; Zhou, Xiaoliang – Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 2019
Early Warning Systems (EWS) and Early Warning Indictors (EWI) have recently emerged as an attractive domain for states and school districts interested in predicting student outcomes using data that schools already collect with the intention to better time and tailor interventions. However, current diagnostic measures used across the domain do not…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Predictor Variables, Outcomes of Education, Educational Diagnosis
Bertrand, Marianne; Mogstad, Magne; Mountjoy, Jack – National Bureau of Economic Research, 2019
High school vocational education has a controversial history in the United States, largely due to a perceived tradeoff between teaching readily deployable occupational skills versus shunting mostly disadvantaged students away from the educational and career flexibility afforded by general academic courses. We study the effects of a nationwide high…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, High School Students, Job Skills
La Torre, Deborah; Leon, Seth; Wang, Jia; Cai, Li – National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST), 2019
Regular participation in afterschool programs by elementary students in low income communities may lead to improved college and career readiness. This study found that students who had high levels of participation in the LA's BEST afterschool program over three years were five percent less likely to dropout and six percent more likely to complete…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, After School Programs
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Kabakci, Omer Faruk – European Journal of Educational Research, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to determine if high school students' character strengths composed of twenty-four different strengths, virtues including six dimensions and demographic characteristics predict risky behaviors. The participants of the study were 380 students aged between 14-19 years and enrolled in general high schools. The data…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, High School Students, Student Behavior, Behavior Problems
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Dupéré, Véronique; Goulet, Mélissa; Archambault, Isabelle; Dion, Eric; Leventhal, Tama; Crosnoe, Robert – Journal of Research in Rural Education, 2019
This study examined whether recent disruptive events would increase the likelihood of high school dropout among both rural and urban youths, and whether the types of disruptive events preceding dropout would be different in rural vs. urban environments. Based on interviews conducted with early school leavers and matched at-risk schoolmates (N =…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Rural Schools, High School Students, Comparative Analysis
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Sublett, Cameron; Chang, Yi-Chun – Journal of Special Education Technology, 2019
Students with disabilities (SWDs) continue to experience rates of high school dropout greater than students not receiving special education services. Furthermore, there is a persistent gap in the rates of high school completion among students with and without disabilities. While criticized for lowering standards and learning, online learning…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Students with Disabilities, High School Students, Special Education
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McDermott, Elana R.; Donlan, Alice E.; Zaff, Jonathan F. – Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Understanding the reasons that individuals drop out of high school is fundamental to improving intervention efforts to promote graduation. The authors present a mixed methods analysis of the reasons individuals drop out of high school before graduating. Using a survey methodology with young adults who left school before graduating (N = 1,047, M…
Descriptors: Dropout Attitudes, Dropouts, Young Adults, Stress Variables
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Giraldo-García, Regina J.; Galletta, Anne; Bagaka's, Joshua G. – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2019
The study is framed by critical race theory to explore the intersection of cultural and institutional factors that influence Latino students' completion of high school. The purpose of this study is to determine the extent to which factors related to students' background, culture, socioeconomic status, and institutional-support such as…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Academic Achievement, Critical Theory, Race
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West, Stephen G.; Hughes, Jan N.; Kim, Han Joe; Bauer, Shelby S. – Educational Measurement: Issues and Practice, 2019
The Motivation for Educational Attainment (MEA) questionnaire, developed to assess facets related to early adolescents' motivation to complete high school, has a bifactor structure with a large general factor and three smaller orthogonal specific factors (teacher expectations, peer aspirations, value of education). This prospective validity study…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Educational Attainment, Questionnaires, Adolescent Attitudes
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Hickman, Greg; Anderson, Shannon – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2019
The high school dropout problem has been the focus of educational leaders and researchers for several decades. Despite efforts, students continue to drop out of high school. In an effort to prevent at-risk youth from dropping out of school, educators have paired mentors with youth in hopes of increasing graduation rates. These efforts have…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropouts, Mentors, Educational Administration
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