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Dropout Reduction: Prevention, Intervention, and Recovery


The following links provide some basic information to describe the high school dropout problem in Massachusetts and nationally.


Who is Dropping Out?

Massachusetts Data:

The Department releases annual dropout rates reports (available from the 1993-94 School Year to the present).

The Department releases cohort graduation rates data (available from the 2006 cohort to the present).

National Data:

The National Center for Education Statistics report Dropout Rates in the United States: 2005

Last Updated: July 21, 2009
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