It follows, then, that the older ages have the higher percentages of drop-outs when this basis of the computation is employed.
The number of drop-outs does not tend to increase as the number of failures per pupil increases.
There is no special accumulation of drop-outs for either the earlier or the later ages.
A person who withdraws; voluntary self-excluder, esp from school or college (1920s+)
1. A variety of "power glitch" (see glitch); momentary zero voltage on the electrical mains.
2. Missing characters in typed input due to software malfunction or system overload (one cause of such behaviour under Unix when a bad connection to a modem swamps the processor with spurious character interrupts; see screaming tty).
3. Mental glitches; used as a way of describing those occasions when the mind just seems to shut down for a couple of beats. See glitch, fried.