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Reenrollment of High School Dropouts in a Large, Urban School District

By BethAnn Berliner, Vanessa Ximenes Barrat, Tony Fong, Paul B. Shirk


This study, prepared by REL West, follows a cohort of first-time 9th graders in one large urban school district from 2001/02 to 2005/06 and documents dropout, reenrollment, and graduation rates. For the one third of dropouts who reenrolled in the district over that period, it reports course credit accrual and graduation outcomes as well as students’ reasons for dropping out, and the challenges districts face with reenrollment.

In addition to the full report, a two-page synopsis, What Happens to High School Dropouts Who Reenroll?, is available.

Information about the Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) system and other REL publications can be found at the National Regional Educational Laboratory Program website.

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Format: PDF
Pages: 42
Publisher: U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences

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