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Document Number: 7523

Graduation Matters: Improving Accountability for High School Graduation - While NCLB has focused attention on reading and math performance, the law has not raised expectations for graduation rates in most states, according to this report. The analysis reveals two major problems: state goals for raising graduation rates are far too low to spur needed improvement; and gaps between student groups are allowed to persist by an accountability system that looks only at average graduation rates. (Daria Hall, Education Trust, August 2007)...


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