Statement of Problem
High school graduation is the vital stepping stone to reaching college and establishing a
career. However, there continues to be many students who fail to graduate high school and miss
out on the opportunity of higher education. The p
Project Conclusion
The model gives an insight into the factors that affect the high school graduation rate in
the United States. The four factors that significantly affect high school graduate rate are student
to teacher ratio (x1), average reading score
Model Restructuring
The assumptions for the multiple regression model are upheld in this model because the
independent variables are fixed and stable over time, the independent variables are independent
of one another, the relationship between high school
The SAS System
The REG Procedure
Model: MODEL1
Dependent Variable: y
Number of Observations Read 50
Number of Observations Used 50
Analysis of Variance
Source
D Sum of Mean F Value Pr > F
F Squares Square
Model
4 0.14932
0.0373
3
Error
45 0.08543 0.00190
Methods of Estimation
Based on common knowledge, there are several relationships I expect between certain
independent variables and the dependent variable. I expect a negative linear or perhaps inverse
relationship between the student to teacher ratio (x1
High School Graduation Rate Research Studies Analysis
In a 2005 study done at Colorado State University, researchers analyzed the various risk
factors affecting high school dropout rates. They narrowed the factors down to test scores,
parental situation,
The SAS System
The MODEL Procedure
OLS Estimation Summary
Data Set Options
DATA= HSGRADRATE
Minimization Summary
Parameters
Estimated
5
Method
Gauss
Iterations
1
Final Convergence Criteria
R
0
PPC
0
RPC(b1)
0.005924
Object
0.003932
Trace(S)
0.001713
Objec
The REG Procedure
Model: MODEL1
Dependent Variable: rsq
Number of Observations Read 50
Number of Observations Used 50
Analysis of Variance
Source
D
F
Sum of
Squares
Mean F Value Pr > F
Square
Model
4 0.00001565 0.00000391
Error
45 0.00017057 0.00000379
Co
The SAS System
The REG Procedure
Model: MODEL1
Dependent Variable: y
Number of Observations Read 50
Number of Observations Used 50
Analysis of Variance
Source
D Sum of Mean F Value Pr > F
F Squares Square
Model
4 0.15767 0.03942
Error
45 0.07708
Corrected
Data Sources and Description
The model will draw on knowledge from prior research and literature in order to determine
the factors that influence the high school graduation rate. After reviewing relevant literature, I
chose variables that can be grouped i