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Document Number: 10590

Advancing Accountability for Graduation Rates - All states approved for Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility must use the uniform method of calculating graduation rates that increases comparability and accuracy. They must set a single graduation-rate goal, and report rates as a whole but also broken into student subgroups like English learners, minority students and students with disabilties. In Oregon, for example, half of each school's performance rating will be based on its total graduation rate and the rate of students most at risk. (U.S. Department of Education, December 2012)...

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