The U.S. Department of Education National Center of Education Statistics (NCES) defines a dropout as a student who is enrolled in grades 7 thru 12 and:
does not return to public school the following Fall
is not expelled, but does not graduate or receive a General Educational Development (GED)
For further information about the NCES definition of a dropout, see the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Annual Report on Secondary School Completion and Dropouts.
- The longitudinal dropout rate is used to measure how many beginning ninth graders dropout before completing high School.
- Graduation rate tells how many students graduated on time.
Dropout Manual 2016-2017
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