Practices Surrounding Calculating High School Graduation Rates
The current reported record high of 81% graduation rate has come under much scrutiny because of varying practices surrounding graduation school-to-school state-to-state. Some students are mislabeled or are moved off the books. Districts with this issue are beginning to investigate what systems the schools are using to collect this data. In some states the path to a diploma gets easier each time a student appeals failing grads. It’s not all bad though. Some districts and schools have drastically increased student support, improved academics and school culture to achieve these record gradation rates.