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Site-Based Dropout Identification And Prescription Process For Alternative Education In A Diverse School System, William P. Krupp
Theses and Dissertations in Urban Services - Urban Education
This study developed a school site-based dropout identification and prescription process for student placement in alternative education programs in a school system with diverse residential environments—urban, rural, and suburban. The dropout performance-based and measurable predictor variables selected through discriminate function analysis were total retentions, yearly average of absences, total out-of-school suspensions, the state competency tests passed on time, total administrative hearings, and yearly average of poor grades. The combination and nature of these variables allow for early detection of potential dropouts.
While subtle differences existed between the urban, suburban, and rural prediction formulas, the variables selected produced prediction formulas ...