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Title Dropouts in America : confronting the graduation rate crisis / edited by Gary Orfield.
Imprint Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard Education Press, [2004]
©2004

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 MUSKINGUM STACKS  LC146.6 .D76 2004    AVAILABLE  
LOCATION CALL # STATUS MESSAGE
 MUSKINGUM STACKS  LC146.6 .D76 2004    AVAILABLE  
Subject High school dropouts -- United States.
High school attendance -- United States.
Dropout behavior, Prediction of.
School improvement programs -- United States.
Educational change -- United States.
Alt Name Orfield, Gary.
Description 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Losing our future: minority youth left out / Gary Orfield -- Sketching a portrait of public high school graduation: who graduates? who doesn't? / Christopher B. Swanson -- Graduation rate accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act and the disparate impact on students of color / Daniel J. Losen -- Locating the dropout crisis: which high schools produce the nations dropouts? / Robert Balfanz and Nettie E. Legters -- High school dropout, race/ethnicity, and social background from the 1970s to the 1990s / Robert M. Hauser, Solon J. Simmons, and Devah I. Pager -- The national dropout data collection system: history and the search for consistency / Phillip Kaufman -- Why students drop out of school / Russell W. Rumberger -- Graduation and dropout rates after implementation of high-stakes testing in Chicago's elementary schools: a close look at students most vulnerable to dropping out / Elaine M. Allensworth -- Accountability and the grade 9 to 10 transition: the impact on attrition and retention rates / Lisa Abrams and Walt Haney -- Whatever happened to the class of 2000? the timing of dropout in Philadelphia's schools / Ruth Curran Neild and Elizabeth Farley -- Preventing dropout: use and impact of organizational reforms designed to ease the transition to high school / Kerri A. Kerr and Nettie E. Legters -- What can be done to reduce the dropout rate? / Russell W. Rumberger -- Interpreting the evidence from recent federal evaluations of dropout-prevention programs: the state of scientific research / Mark Dynarski -- Essential components of high school dropout-prevention reforms / James M. McPartland and Will J. Jordan.
ISBN 1891792547 (library ed.)
1891792539 (pbk.)
OCLC # 57253457
Table of Contents
 Introduction : losing our future : minority youth left out / Gary Orfield1
Ch. 1Sketching a portrait of public high school graduation : who graduates? : who doesn't? / Christopher B. Swanson13
Ch. 2Graduation rate accountability under the No Child Left Behind Act and the disparate impact on students of color / Daniel J. Losen41
Ch. 3Locating the dropout crisis : which high schools produce the nation's dropouts? / Robert Balfanz, Nettie E. Legters57
Ch. 4High school dropout, race/ethnicity, and social background from the 1970s to the 1990s / Robert M. Hauser, Solon J. Simmons, Devah I. Pager85
Ch. 5The national dropout data collection system : history and the search for consistency / Phillip Kaufman107
Ch. 6Why students drop out of school / Russell W. Rumberger131
Ch. 7Graduation and dropout rates after implementation of high-stakes testing in Chicago's elementary schools : a close look at students most vulnerable to dropping out / Elaine M. Allensworth157
Ch. 8Accountability and the grade 9 to 10 transition : the impact on attrition and retention rates / Lisa Abrams, Walt Haney181
Ch. 9Whatever happened to the class of 2000? : the timing of dropout in Philadelphia's schools / Ruth Curran Neild, Elizabeth Farley207
Ch. 10Preventing dropout : use and impact of organizational reforms designed to ease the transition to high school / Kerri A. Kerr, Nettie E. Legters221
Ch. 11What can be done to reduce the dropout rate? / Russell W. Rumberger243
Ch. 12Interpreting the evidence from recent federal evaluations of dropout-prevention programs : the state of scientific research / Mark Dynarski255
Ch. 13Essential components of high school dropout-prevention reforms / James M. McPartland, Will J. Jordan269


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