Graduation Rate Data (Cohort)

Published: 4/29/2016 11:24 AM

The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate data provides an accurate graduation model that follows students from their first year in high school through their expected cohort graduation school year.

 
The 4 and 5-year adjusted cohort graduation rates are reported at the high school, district, and state levels in the aggregate as well as disaggregated by subgroups. For every cohort, the 4-year and 5-year graduation rate is calculated beginning with the 2012-13 school year.
 
The “4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate” is defined as the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who entered high school four years earlier adjusting for transfers in and out, émigrés and deceased students.
 
The “5-year adjusted cohort graduation rate” is defined as the number of students who graduate in five years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who entered high school five years earlier adjusting for transfers in and out, émigrés and deceased students.
 
The 5-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate is used for the Unbridled Learning accountability calculations (20% of the Next-Generation Learners total score at the high school level). The 4-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate is used to determine if the district/school met their graduation rate goal.
 

Graduation data can be found in the School Report Card and in Open House.

  •  The 5-year graduation rates used in accountability calculations can be found in the school report card under: Accountability Tab, Learners Tab and then Graduation Rate Tab.
  • The 4-year graduation rates with disaggregated data and goals can be found in the school report card under:  Delivery Targets Tab and then Graduation Rate Tab.
  • Data Sets are found in the school report card.
  • Trend data (disaggregated by year) can be found in Open House under Supplemental Data\ Learning Environment.
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Office of Assessment and Accountability
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