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ERIC Number: EJ891133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1934-2322
Who Needs a Second Chance? The Challenge of Documenting K-12 Dropout and Why Adult Educators Should Be Concerned
Zachry, Elizabeth M.
Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, v4 n2 p75-85 Sum 2010
This literature review examines current practice in reporting school dropout rates and the impact that school dropout may have on adult education programs and policies. First, I investigate the five dropout estimates commonly reported by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE), examining how these measures vary in their estimation of school dropout. I then review new methods for estimating dropout which reveal school dropout to be a more substantial problem than previously recognized. Finally, I examine ways K-12 school dropout may affect adult basic education (ABE) and General Educational Development (GED) programs and consider how ABE and GED programs and policies may be reformed to deal with the U.S. school dropout problem. (Contains 4 tables.)
Commission on Adult Basic Education and ProLiteracy America. 1320 Jamesville Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210. Tel: 315-422-9121; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A