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Numbers and Rates of Public High School Dropouts: School Year 200405
NCES 2008-305
December 2007


Much of the work for this report was performed by staff at the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI), which is funded by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) and composed of staff from the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and a number of partner organizations. Tom Nachazel of AIR copyedited this report, and Pia Peltola and Sandy Eyster of AIR made helpful suggestions in their reviews. Joanna Bujard of KForce Government Solutions was responsible for the final edit and formatting.

The authors would like to thank all of the professionals in state and local education agencies who track, record, and report the data used in this report. Particular thanks are owed to the state Common Core of Data (CCD) coordinators, without whose efforts the CCD survey system could not exist.

The U.S. Census Bureau, Governments Division, is responsible for collecting, processing, and editing the CCD survey data. Johnny Monaco, Jeff Little, and Dell Gray should be recognized for the quality their efforts added to these data.

Those who also assisted by reviewing the report include Marilyn Seastrom of the National Center for Education Statistics.