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ERIC Number: EJ1199041
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
Alternative and Traditional High School Enrollment: An Analysis of One Urban District
Wilkerson, Kimber L.; Afacan, Kemal; Perzigian, Aaron B.; Courtright, Maxwell R.; Lange, Lauren E.
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v21 n2 p13-19 2018
Urban districts are important places to observe the array of non-traditional schooling options in which high school students can be educated. We examined enrollment distributions in 1 traditional and 3 different types of alternative high schools in 1 urban school district. We coded all high schools in the sample district into 4 school types including traditional, innovative, behavior-focused, and academic remediation-focused. We analyzed demographic data of all high school students enrolled in the sample school district for gender, ethnicity, qualification for free or reduced-price lunch, and disability status. Results showed overrepresentation of male students, Black students, American Indian students, students who qualified for free or reduced-price lunch, and students with disabilities in behavior-focused alternative schools. Hispanic students were overrepresented in academic remediation-focused alternative schools. These findings suggest disparate enrollment practices among urban traditional and alternative high schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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