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Dropout Rates in the United States: 1995 / Appendix A: Table A9

Table A9.  Standard errors for Table 9: NELS:88 8th- to 12th-grade cohort dropout rates, by sex and raceethnicity:1992

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                                                  Cohort dropout rate
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                                   Spring          Spring        August        Spring
Characteristics                  199092\1\       1988-92         1992          1994
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      Total                         1.28            1.58          1.66          0.45
Sex
   Male                             1.45            1.90          1.97          0.69
   Female                           1.18            1.36          1.42          0.48
Raceethnicity\2\
   Asian/Pacific Islander            3.9             4.9           4.3           5.1
   Hispanic                         12.2            17.8          17.9          14.3
   Black, non-Hispanic               9.1            13.4          12.7           8.4
   White, non-Hispanic               5.9             9.1           8.3           5.7
   Native American                  22.3            30.4          30.4          16.9
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1/ The denominator for this rate includes the members of the 1988 eighth-grade cohort who were still enrolled in school in the spring of 1990; excluded are students who dropped out between 1988 and 1990 and students who migrated out of the country or died.

2/ Not shown separately are 434 persons (approximately 2 percent of the unweighted sample) whose raceethnicity is unknown.

NOTE: This table is based on the core cohort of eighth graders (i.e., this sample excludes students in the base year sample, whose sex, race, and dropout status were determined through the Followback Study of Excluded Students). As such, numbers may differ from earlier reports.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, , National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 Base-Year, First, and Second Followup Survey, 1988, 1990, 1992, and 1994, unpublished data.



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