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Dropout rates in the United States: 2002 and 2003. E.D.TAB (NCES 2006-062)

Citation

Laird, J., Lew, S., DeBell, M., & Chapman, C. (2006). Dropout rates in the United States: 2002 and 2003. E.D.TAB (NCES 2006-062). Washington, DC: National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES); U.S. Department of Education.

Abstract

This report continues the dropout rate report series. The report is based on several sources of data and provides details on high school dropouts and high school completers for 2002 and 2003. Apart from describing characteristics of dropouts and completers in these years, the report also provides information about trends in high school dropout and completion rates going back to the 1970s. Among other findings, the report shows that young people (16 to 24 year olds) of Hispanic origin have been more likely to be out of high school without a high school credential than young White and Black, non-Hispanics over the past 30 years.