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Staying on Track Is Good Predictor of Graduating

Earning sufficient credits from year to year in middle and high school to advance from grade to grade is a significant predictor of graduating.

According to "Course Credit Accrual and Dropping Out of High School, by Student Characteristics" a report from National Center for Education Statistics (NCES, 2009). The researchers used data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 to examine the number of credits earned by high school students and the relationship between course credit accrual and dropping out. Findings include:

View and print the NCES report.