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Table 153. -  Tenth- and 12th-graders' attendance patterns, by selected student and school characteristics: 1990 and 1992
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                           |  All  |    Sex      |         Race/ethnicity               |  Socioeconomic     |Control of school attended
    Attendance pattern     | stu-  |             |______________________________________|    status\1\       |__________________________
                           | dents |_____________|      |      |        |      |American|____________________|        |        | Other
                           |       | Male |Female|White |Black |Hispanic|Asian | Indian | Low  |Middle| High | Public |Catholic|private
___________________________|_______|______|______|______|______|________|______|________|______|______|______|________|________|________
             1             |   2   |  3   |  4   |  5   |  6   |   7    |  8   |   9    |  10  |  11  |  12  |   13   |   14   |   15
___________________________|_______|______|______|______|______|________|______|________|______|______|______|________|________|________
                           |                                Percent of 10th graders in 1990
                           |____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Number of days missed first|       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
half of current school year|       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
  None.....................|  14.3 | 17.1 | 11.6 | 13.0 | 21.2 |   12.5 | 23.1 |   12.0 | 13.1 | 15.0 | 14.9 |   14.0 |   18.3 |   15.1
  1 or 2 days..............|  23.2 | 24.9 | 21.5 | 22.8 | 27.2 |   20.6 | 28.6 |   12.5 | 20.0 | 23.0 | 26.6 |   22.6 |   26.4 |   33.6
  3 or 4 days..............|  27.7 | 27.1 | 28.3 | 28.8 | 24.5 |   25.0 | 23.9 |   33.7 | 25.3 | 27.6 | 29.5 |   27.9 |   26.6 |   27.7
  5 or more days...........|  34.8 | 30.9 | 38.7 | 35.4 | 27.1 |   41.9 | 24.4 |   41.9 | 41.6 | 34.3 | 29.0 |   35.4 |   28.8 |   23.5
                           |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
Number of times late first |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
half of current school year|       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
  None.....................|  25.2 | 25.4 | 24.9 | 27.8 | 17.8 |   17.8 | 22.0 |   18.6 | 23.9 | 25.7 | 26.6 |   25.3 |   27.7 |   17.9
  1 or 2 days..............|  38.2 | 38.1 | 38.3 | 38.0 | 41.1 |   36.7 | 39.7 |   31.3 | 37.4 | 38.6 | 38.2 |   37.8 |   39.8 |   44.6
  3 or more days...........|  36.7 | 36.6 | 36.8 | 34.2 | 41.1 |   45.5 | 38.3 |   50.1 | 38.7 | 35.7 | 35.2 |   36.9 |   32.4 |   37.5
                           |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
Cut classes                |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
  Never or almost          |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
    never..................|  84.8 | 83.5 | 86.2 | 85.8 | 86.5 |   75.8 | 87.1 |   81.4 | 82.3 | 84.5 | 89.0 |   84.0 |   95.2 |   90.9
  At least sometimes.......|  15.2 | 16.5 | 13.8 | 14.2 | 13.5 |   24.2 | 12.9 |   18.6 | 17.7 | 15.5 | 11.0 |   16.0 |    4.8 |    9.1
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                           |                               Percent of 12th graders in 1992
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                           |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
Number of days missed first|       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
half of current school year|       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
  None.....................|   8.7 | 10.5 |  6.9 |  7.4 | 15.8 |    6.9 | 15.6 |   11.3 |  8.7 |  8.6 |  8.8 |    8.6 |   10.2 |    9.1
  1 or 2 days..............|  30.3 | 30.8 | 29.9 | 29.9 | 31.0 |   31.6 | 34.3 |   22.4 | 27.5 | 30.8 | 31.7 |   30.2 |   31.2 |   32.7
  3 to 6 days..............|  35.0 | 35.0 | 35.1 | 36.2 | 31.2 |   34.4 | 27.4 |   37.8 | 34.0 | 34.0 | 37.7 |   34.8 |   37.5 |   37.8
  7 or more days...........|  25.9 | 23.7 | 28.2 | 26.5 | 22.1 |   27.1 | 22.7 |   28.6 | 29.8 | 26.6 | 21.8 |   26.4 |   21.1 |   20.5
                           |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
Number of times late first |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
half of current school year|       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
  None.....................|  19.0 | 17.7 | 20.3 | 20.6 | 14.0 |   14.7 | 16.2 |   19.1 | 19.7 | 19.0 | 18.7 |   19.2 |   19.5 |   12.3
  1 or 2 days..............|  33.5 | 32.4 | 34.5 | 34.4 | 32.1 |   28.7 | 33.8 |   25.3 | 32.8 | 34.2 | 33.1 |   33.0 |   36.4 |   37.6
  3 or more days...........|  47.6 | 49.9 | 45.2 | 45.0 | 53.9 |   56.6 | 50.0 |   55.6 | 47.5 | 46.8 | 48.2 |   47.8 |   44.1 |   50.1
                           |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
Cut classes                |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
  Never or almost          |       |      |      |      |      |        |      |        |      |      |      |        |        |
    never..................|  75.6 | 72.8 | 78.4 | 76.5 | 77.7 |   67.9 | 72.7 |   73.7 | 76.2 | 75.6 | 75.4 |   74.3 |   87.1 |   86.3
  At least sometimes.......|  24.4 | 27.2 | 21.6 | 23.5 | 22.3 |   32.1 | 27.3 |   26.3 | 23.8 | 24.4 | 24.6 |   25.7 |   12.9 |   13.7
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\1\Socioeconomic status was measured by a composite score on parental education and occupations, and family income. The "Low" SES group is the lowest quartile; the "Middle" SES group is the middle two quartiles; and the "High" SES group is the upper quartile.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, "National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988," First and Second Followup surveys. (This table was prepared March 1994.)


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