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Allensworth, Elaine M.; Healey, Kaleen; Gwynne, Julia A.; Crespin, René – University of Chicago Consortium on School Research, 2016
High school graduation rates in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) have shown remarkable improvements over the past 16 years. Students used to be about as likely to drop out as they were to graduate; now they are three times as likely to graduate as to drop out. Moreover, recent large improvements in the percentage of students on-track to graduate…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Educational Change, Demography
DePaoli, Jennifer L.; Balfanz, Robert; Atwell, Matthew N.; Bridgeland, John – Civic Enterprises, 2018
The report takes an in-depth look at the progress that was made between 2011 and 2016 in raising high school graduation rates and the state and district sources of those improvements, and identify where challenges remain. It also links improvements in high school graduation rates to the need to ensure that all students, including those…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Oregon Department of Education, 2015
High School graduation rates are key indicators of accountability for high schools and school districts in Oregon. Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) implemented the cohort method of calculating graduation rates. The cohort method identifies the year the student entered high school for the first time…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Students, Cohort Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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Bolkan, San; Pedersen, William C.; Stormes, Kaitlyn N.; Manke, Beth – Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 2021
In this study, we investigated how environmental, cognitive, and demographic variables influenced students' ability to graduate from a 4-year university in 4 years. Specifically, we examined how behaviors related to social cognitive career theory (i.e., self-efficacy, outcome expectations, and academic goals) were influenced by contextual…
Descriptors: Time to Degree, Graduation Rate, Predictor Variables, Social Theories
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Hayward, Milan S.; Williams, Mitchell R. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
The completion agenda demands higher community college graduation rates among adult learners, and prior learning assessment (PLA) is a promising solution. PLA permits students to earn credit for college-level learning acquired outside of higher education and is associated with improved student outcomes. However, little is known regarding community…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Community Colleges, Prior Learning, Adult Students
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Corrales, Antonio; Schumacher, Gary; Peters, Michelle L. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2017
This study examined the relationship between school funding and graduation rates of Hispanic students. Data from a purposeful sample of 147 Texas school districts identified as having a student Hispanic population greater than 75% were examined. Additionally, superintendents were interviewed to provide an in-depth understanding of the potential…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Graduation Rate, Educational Finance, Superintendents
Egalite, Anna J.; Catt, Andrew D. – EdChoice, 2020
As school choice options grow, it is helpful to test for indirect effects on non-choosers who are left behind in district-run schools. Can a competitive system built on the principle of choice serve as a rising tide that lifts all boats or will such systems further existing inequities? The largest competitive effects analysis of a voucher program…
Descriptors: School Choice, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, Graduation Rate
Stagg, Danielle R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this journal-ready dissertation was to examine the 1-year persistence rates of Hispanic community college students in Texas for the 2007-2008 through the 2013-2014 academic years. Specifically, the relationship of the 1-year persistence rates for Hispanic students as a function of their institutional status (i.e., stayed or…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Academic Persistence
Riley, Christie – ProQuest LLC, 2016
End-of instruction (EOI) examinations are used in several states for high school students as a determining factor for graduation and the receipt of a high school diploma. Given that the EOI examinations have become a gateway to a high school diploma, it is important to understand how demographic distributions are related to examination…
Descriptors: High School Students, Graduation Rate, Exit Examinations, Graduation Requirements
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Kostyo, Stephen; Cardichon, Jessica; Darling-Hammond, Linda – Learning Policy Institute, 2018
This policy brief is part of a larger research report, "Making ESSA's Equity Promise Real: State Strategies to Close the Opportunity Gap," that describes how states are using opportunities in ESSA [Every Student Succeeds Act] to better support historically underserved students through the thoughtful selection of specific equity measures…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Equal Education, Suspension
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Kelly, Sean K. – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2013
An honors curriculum with realistic graduation requirements should have a respectable graduation rate. This number, when low, can indicate significant problems in the program. But a high graduation rate does not necessarily indicate success. A quality honors program, especially one that remains attentive to students' ability to thrive, might have…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Success, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation
Coffman, Brett – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This study used student suspension data from one suburban and one rural school district in Missouri to describe the relationship between participation in long-term suspension credit-recovery programs and graduation rates of those same suspended students. Students who participated in a long-term suspension credit recovery program were 8.8 times…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Suspension, Suburban Schools, Rural Schools
Yates, Ronald – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This study investigated whether there was a difference in the change in graduation rates exhibited at institutions that recently added a Greek system when compared with institutions that have well-established Greek systems, and institutions that have no Greek system. The National Panhellenic Council identified 33 colleges and universities in the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Graduation Rate, Student Organizations, College Students
Civic Enterprises, 2015
Over the past dozen years, schools, districts, and states have begun to focus increased attention on boosting high school graduation rates. During this period, the nation has seen more evidence-based educational reforms in low-performing schools, more support for struggling students, and better data and stronger accountability to chart progress…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Geographic Location, Trend Analysis
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Wills, Theodore W.; Wolford, Tonya E.; Goldberg, Amber – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2017
Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs not only prepare students for the workplace, but they have also been associated with better academic outcomes, including graduation rates (e.g., Castellano et al., 2012). This study is a longitudinal examination of the 2011-2012 first-time 9th grade cohort in the School District of Philadelphia. Across…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Graduation Rate, School Districts, Longitudinal Studies
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