publication . Article . 2004

High School Graduation Rates:Alternative Methods and Implications

Jing Miao; Walt Haney;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Oct 2004 Journal: Education Policy Analysis Archives, volume 12 (issn: 1068-2341, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Arizona State University
Abstract
<jats:p>The No Child Left Behind Act has brought great attention to the high school graduation rate as one of the mandatory accountability measures for public school systems. However, there is no consensus on how to calculate the high school graduation rate given the lack of longitudinal databases that track individual students. This study reviews literature on and practices in reporting high school graduation rates, compares graduation rate estimates yielded from alternative methods, and estimates discrepancies between alternative results at national, state, and state ethnic group levels. Despite the graduation rate method used, results indicate that high schoo...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: lcsh:Education, lcsh:L, Accountability, No child left behind, Item analysis, Evaluation methods, Alternative assessment, Psychology, Alternative methods, Ethnic group, Mathematics education
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