Comparison of High School Dropout Rates in 1982 and 1992
Examines the changing demographics of high school students over the last decade and investigates the impact these changes may have had on high school dropout rates. Makes comparisons of the characteristics and dropout rates based on demographic and family characteristics, academic background, and risk factors of the sophomore and sophomore to senior classes of 1980 and 1990. From 1980-1990 there was a 5% increase in the proportion of sophomores living in families below the poverty line; there was a greater proportion of minority students; there was a 6% decrease in students from intact families. Numerous charts and tables.
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05 level 10th grade cohort 1988—First and Second 1988—First Follow-up Survey 1990 and change 1990 sophomore academic risk factors Asian at-risk factors Base Year Survey Center for Education cohort 1990 cohort cohort cohort Total cohorts of 1980 credits earned decade Department of Education distribution of lOth-grade Dropout rate Odds Education Longitudinal Study Education Statistics errors for Table estimate in 1980 family risk factors grade cohort cohort grade dropout rates Hispanic Homework per week increased intact families logistic regression lOth-grade cohorts lOth-grade dropouts Mother's expectation multiple academic risk multiple family risk National Center National Education Longitudinal non-Hispanic odds of dropping Pacific Islander percent in 1980 Percentage distribution place to study population poverty line poverty status rate Odds ratio ref=no relative odds Remedial English repeat a grade sample Second Follow-up Surveys similar estimate sophomore class Sophomore Cohort Specific place Standard errors Status in 10th Study of 1988—First SUDAAN U.S. Department
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Page i - Commissioner The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary federal entity for collecting, analyzing, and reporting data related to education in the United States and other nations.
Page 1 - This includes federal, state, and local funding. 2. National Commission on Excellence in Education, A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform (Washington, DC: US Department of Education, 1983), pp.
Page B-4 - SOURCE: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988, "Base Year Parent Survey.
Page 2 - Raby, and Charles Dayton, Career Academies: Partnerships for Reconstructing American High Schools (San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1992).
Page iii - Population Survey data are also used to develop national and state-specific high school completion rates. I hope the information in this report will be useful in discussions about this critical national issue. Pascal D. Forgione, Jr. Commissioner of Education Statistics Many individuals made substantial contributions to the preparation of this report. This report was prepared under the direction of Martin Orland, Associate Commissioner for the Early Childhood, International and Crosscutting Studies...
Page 5 - ... young people beginning with their elementary or high school years, and following them over time as they begin to take on adult roles and responsibilities. Thus far, the NELS program...
Page B-23 - Academic factors include: watching more than 5 hours of TV per day; working more than 20 hours per week; doing no homework per week; often or sometimes attending class without books; often or sometimes attending class without paper or pencil; low math test scores; D and below average grades; below 5 credits earned by end of 10th grade; taken remedial math; taken remedial English; ever repeated a grade.