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Document Number: 6400

No Child Left Behind Act: Education Could Do More to Help States Better Define Graduation Rates and Improve Knowledge about Intervention Strategies - The No Child Left Behind Act requires states to use graduation rates to measure how well students are educated. To assess the accuracy of states' rates, this report examines: (1) the graduation rate definitions states use and how the U.S. department of education (DOE) helped states meet legal requirements, (2) the factors that affect the accuracy of the states' rates and the U.S. DOE of education's role in ensuring accurate data and (3) interventions with the potential to increase graduation rates and how the U.S. DOE enhanced and disseminated knowledge of intervention research. (U.S. Government Accountability Office, September 2005)...

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