June 24, 2008
For immediate release
A team of researchers at UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School has published a paper titled “Struggling to Succeed: What Happened to Seniors Who Did Not Pass the California High School Exit Exam?” The latest report to be released as part of the California Dropout Research Project (CDRP), it examines the experiences of a random sample of the more than 70,000 high school seniors who did not pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in 2007 but still chose to remain in school rather than abandon their education.
Highlights from the report include:
The Gevirtz School team working on this research was Shane Jimerson, Michael Furlong, Jill Sharkey, Erika Felix, Mary Skokut, and James Earhart. The California Dropout Research Project is led by Gevirtz School Professor Russell Rumberger.
You can view the report at the CDRP website.
[Members of this research team are available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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