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Document Number: 9068

Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 1972-2008--Compendium Report - This report presents estimates of both dropout and completion rates in 2008, provides data about trends in those rates over the last three and a half decades, and examines the characteristics of high school dropout and high school completers in 2008. Four rates are presented to provide a broad picture--the "event dropout rate" covers students who dropout between the start of school in two years; "status dropout rate" reports the percentage of individuals in a given age range who are not in school and have no diploma; "status completion rate" focuses on an overall age group; and the averaged freshman graduation rate each contributing unique information. (NCES 2010)...

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