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Tenth Grade Dropout Rates by Native Language, Race/Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status

  • Author(s): Rumberger, Russell W.
  • et al.

One of the most important indicators of educational performance is the high school dropout rate. Reducing dropout rates and improving high school graduation rates are important goals for both educators and policymakers. Yet there is a great deal of controversy about how best to measure dropout and graduation rates. This issue of EL Facts provides estimates of dropout rates for language minority students, racial and ethnic groups, and socioeconomic groups.

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