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dropout

1. a student who fails to complete a school or college course
2. Rugby a drop kick taken by the defending team to restart play, as after a touchdown
3. Electronics a momentary loss of signal in a magnetic recording medium as a result of an imperfection in its magnetic coating

dropout

[′dräp‚au̇t]
(computer science)
The accidental disappearance of a valid bit, digit, or character from a storage medium or during reading from or writing to a storage device.
(electricity)
Of a relay, the maximum current, voltage, power, or such, at which it will release from its energized position.
(electronics)
A reduction in output signal level during reproduction of recorded data, sufficient to cause a processing error.
(graphic arts)
A halftone negative, print, or plate on which some of the original image has been removed by masking or opaquing.

dropout

(1) On magnetic media, a bit that has lost its strength due to a surface defect or recording malfunction. If the bit is in an audio or video file, it might be detected by the error correction circuitry and either corrected or not, but if not, it is often not noticed by the human ear or eye.

(2) In data transmission, a momentary loss of signal that is due to system malfunction or excessive noise.
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In a more recent study, Shaw (1982) reported that school dropout was much higher among a sample of female former students who had come from families with an income of $4,000 or less (39% and 55% for Caucasian and Afro-American, respectively) than among those from families with an income of $8,000 or more (15% and 26% for Caucasian and Afro-American, respectively).
Among those states for which CCD dropout data are available, event dropout rates for public high school students ranged from 2.
org) suggests that scandals like California's dropout rates are an example of Campbell's Law: "The more any quantitative social indicator is used for social decision-making, the more subject it will be to corruption pressures and the more apt it will be to distort and corrupt the social processes it is intended to monitor.
Barnet B, Reduced school dropout rates among adolescent mothers receiving school-based prenatal care, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 2004, 158(3):262-268.
Dorn convincingly demonstrates that the rhetoric of the dropout hysteria ignored the reality of declining dropout rates.
Additional support comes from Verizon, offering programs to help students, and from John Bridgeland, co-author of The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives of High School Dropout, a report by Civic Enterprises with Peter D.
Current estimates place the overall dropout rate for students without disabilities at 11% (U.
Young women have made more progress than males and the dropout rate among students living in rural and small towns remains higher than in urban areas.
Based on this research, Effective Alternative Strategies (EAS), a pilot program of a large school district in North Carolina, was funded with a 3-year federal grant to attempt to reduce recidivism and dropout rates of LTS students by providing additional counseling services specifically for this population.
Dropout is done by Zach Connolly, and yes, the title of "Former 151 Team Goon" will follow him for the rest of his life.
At the other end of the scale, dropout rates have actually increased since 1990, rising to 30 percent of all 17-year-olds.
To learn about NLC's programs to help cities improve public schools and re-engage disconnected youth, or to register for a free NLC audioconference on the Dropout Summit initiative that takes place Wednesday, April 30, at 2:30 p.