High school graduation rate has become an increasingly important measure of school performance over the past fifteen years. Graduation is an important event, as studies have shown that failing to graduate from high school is associated with several negative consequences including lower lifetime wages, poorer health, and an increased likelihood of incarceration. This paper examines several district- and school-level variables that may impact the high school graduation rate in a given school, district or region.
Reid, Charlene A.; McKenzie, Sarah C.; and Ritter, Gary W., "Graduation Rates in Arkansas: An Updated Analysis" (2016). Arkansas Education Reports. 10.