The Path to Dropping Out: Evidence for Intervention

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Index
A Nation At Risk,9, 155
Academic difficulty, as reason for dropping out, 37 Adjustment difficulties (following school transitions): impact on school membership, 90-91; measured by grades, impact on school dropout, 94-98; potential causes of, 91, 133-135, 146; programs to facilitate adjustment, 146-152
Adler, Mortimor, 9
Adolescence, developmental changes during, 131-132
Adolescents: developmental needs of, 135, 140; school attachment during middle school, xvi, xxi, 131-132
Advisory periods, 149, 151, 152
Age in grade: effect on school attachment/withdrawal, xx, xxii, 116-120, 135; effect on timing of withdrawal, 120-124; policy implications, 119, 158-163
Alexander, Karl, 32
Alternative schools: as dropout prevention, 139; for overage students, 162
Asian Americans, young adult population, trends, 13
Atlanta public schools, grade retention in, 156
Attendance: changes during middle school and school dropout, 99-100, 130; and school engagement, Fall River cohort, ix, 75-76, 81; trends by grade of dropout and graduating class rank, 62, 68-69; trends by timing of transition to middle school, 72
Bachman, Jerald G., 17, 124
Baltimore public schools, 32
Basic skills testing, and grade retention, 156
Black dropouts: and discipline problems in school, 30; earnings and economic status of, historical trends, 11-12
Blacks: dropout and educational attainment rates, 5; dropout and educational attainment rates, historical trends, 8-9; family background influences on dropout, 34; grade changes following school ransitions, 88; reasons for

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