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Longitudinal Attrition Rates vs TEA Rates 2004

Line graph comparing attrition rates (by IDRA) and dropout rates (by TEA) in Texas over time

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Group 1985-
86
1986-
87
1987-
88
1988-
89
1989-
90
1991-
92
1992-
93
1994-
95
1995-
96
1996-
97
1997-
98
1998-
99
1999-
00
2000-
01

2001-
02

2002-
03
2003-
04

Percent
Change*
from 1985-86
to
2003-04

Race-Ethnicity ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Native American 45 39 37 47 39 40 39 42 44 43 42 25 43 42 29 39 42 -7%
Asian/Pacific Islander 33 30 28 23 22 21 21 18 18 20 21 19 20 20 14 17 16 -52%
Black 34 38 39 37 38 39 43 50 51 51 49 48 47 46 46 45 44 29%
White 27 26 24 20 19 22 25 30 31 32 31 31 28 27 26 24 22 -19%
Hispanic 45 46 49 48 48 48 49 51 53 54 53 53 52 52 51 50 49 9%
Gender ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Male 35 35 35 34 34 37 39 43 45 46 45 45 44 43 43 41 40 14%
Female 32 32 31 29 29 30 33 37 39 40 38 38 36 36 35 34 33 3%
Total 33 34 33 31 31 34 36 40 42 43 42 42 40 40 39 38 36 9%

*Rounded to nearest whole number. Figures calculated by IDRA from the Texas Education Agency Fall Membership Survey data.
Rates were not calculated for the 1990-91 and 1993-94 school years due to unavailability of data.
Source: Intercultural Development Research Association, 2004.

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