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Lynch, Joseph; Lungrin, Tracy – New Directions for Higher Education, 2018
In a time when student persistence, retention, and graduation rates are being examined, academic advisors are being called upon to evaluate their interactions with students throughout their academic journey toward a meaningful career. This chapter addresses how integrating academic and career advising may benefit students in the current higher…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Career Counseling, Academic Persistence, School Holding Power
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Morgan, Yvette; Sinatra, Richard; Eschenauer, Robert – Education and Urban Society, 2015
Described is a 4-year model of a Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) offered to 294 academically and economically disadvantaged students and their parents during in- and out-of-school time activities through partnerships forged with school personnel and community-based agencies. In an urban high school where…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Disadvantaged Youth, High School Students, Minority Group Students
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Stetser, Marie C.; Stillwell, Robert – National Center for Education Statistics, 2014
This National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) First Look report introduces new data for two separate measures of 4-year on-time graduation rates as well as event dropout rates for school year (SY) 2010-11 and SY 2011-12. Specifically this report provides the following: (1) Four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR) data reported by…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate, Public Schools, High Schools
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Perry, Meitra L. – Georgia School Counselors Association Journal, 2017
Graduation rates are affected by several factors in which school counselors are not always aware of. Current research highlights several demographics at a higher risk for dropping out of high school including low socioeconomic status, African-Americans, Hispanics, teen pregnancy and students whose parents dropped out of high school. This…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counselor Role, School Culture, Success
Young, Kathryn – Jobs For the Future, 2013
When it comes to state education accountability systems, times are changing fast. This is clearer than ever with the advent of not only waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) but also the multitude of state accountability index systems and "A through F" school-grading systems rolling out across the country. The multiple measures of…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Compliance (Legal)
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009
In today's economy, employers increasingly demand that workers have a high school diploma, yet America's graduation rates are unacceptably low, particularly among poor and minority students. Nationally, only about 70 percent of students graduate from high school on time with a regular diploma; for African American and Hispanic students, this…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Secondary Education, High School Students, High Schools
American Youth Policy Forum, 2012
States and districts are under increasing pressure to ensure all students complete high school in four years; however, many students who fall off-track on the way to graduation take longer than the traditional four years to earn a high school diploma or its equivalent. Unfortunately, those schools and districts serving overage, under-credit…
Descriptors: Accountability, Outcomes of Education, Graduation, High Schools
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
Regan, Roger – Wake County Public School System, 2013
The Wake County Public School System (WCPSS) four-year cohort graduation rate declined slightly to 80.6% in 2011-12 from 80.9% in the previous year. Disaggregated graduation rates for most racial and ethnic groups stayed nearly the same or declined slightly in 2011-12, but the rate for African-American students rose from 67.9% to 69.6%. The other…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, School Districts, Limited English Speaking
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Smith, Theodore Scott; Manuel, Nancy; Stokes, Billy R. – Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2012
This study compared differences in diploma and graduation dropout rates among students with and without disabilities, analyzed differences in various graduation-types by disabilities, and offered recommendations to improve graduation rates through evidence-based practices. The geographic catchment area of this study was limited to twelve Southern…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Outcomes of Education, Geographic Regions
LaViolet, Tania; Fresquez, Benjamin; Maxson, McKenzie; Wyner, Joshua – Aspen Institute, 2018
"The Talent Blind Spot," which is divided into two reports, demonstrates that, each year, more than 50,000 high-achieving, low- and moderate-income community college students do not transfer to a four-year institution. Approximately 15,000 of these students have a 3.7 GPA or higher, which suggests they could succeed at even the most…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, College Transfer Students, Graduation Rate
Lenard, Matthew – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2011
For nearly a decade, states have had flexibility in collecting and reporting graduation rate data for state and federal accountability purposes. But in 2008, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidelines that require all states to report a new rate--the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate--beginning in the 2011-2012 school year.…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, Graduation, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
Oregon Department of Education, 2016
Oregon continues to make gains in its on-time high school graduation rate. The rate increased to 74% for the 2014-15 school year--up from 72% the year before. The graduation rate for almost all student groups rose, led by Hispanic students (2.4 percentage points) and Black students (2.4 percentage points). The rate for economically disadvantaged…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Achievement Gains, Gender Differences
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Byrd, Mark A.; Woodward, Laura S.; Yan, Song; Simon, Naida – Mid-Western Educational Researcher, 2018
Institutional research (IR) experts can offer a wealth of knowledge to many campus departments, such as assessment. Utilization of dashboard techniques is a good way to improve the quality of university information that is available to support assessment research and do so in an efficient way. Institutional research at Wayne State University…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, State Universities, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power
Alliance for Excellent Education, 2012
In November 2011, eleven states submitted applications to the U.S. Department of Education (ED) for waivers from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act. Although the waiver process presents an opportunity to strengthen college and career readiness among the nation's high school students, this analysis by the Alliance for Excellent…
Descriptors: High Schools, Graduation Rate, Federal Legislation, Achievement Tests
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