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Document Number: 10988

Graduation Requirements for Students with Disabilities: Ensuring Meaningful Diplomas for All Students - Students with disabilities should get college- and career-ready diplomas. Only 10-15% have disabilities that require different achievement standards. This brief recommends: setting high college and career expectations for students with disabilities, limiting the number of diploma options, identifying multiple rigorous paths to a diploma, identifying diploma options for the few students with significant cognitive disabilities, researching the impact of state graduation requirements on student outcomes. (National Center on Educational Outcomes and Achieve, November 2013)...

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