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(AD/HD) is sometimes mistakenly thought to be
a learning disability. While this isn’t the case, AD/
HD occurs in about one third of people with SLD. Source: www.IDEAdata.org
2011 Part B Child Count, Students ages 6-21,
U.S. and outlying areas How Students with SLD
Leave School: Ten Year Trend
While the past decade has seen improvements
in both the graduation rate and dropout rate for
students with SLD, these students continue to
earn high school diplomas at an unacceptably
The rate of graduation went from 57 percent in
2002 to 68 percent in 2011 and the dropout rate
went from 35 percent to 19 percent.
Source: www.IDEAdata.org, IDEA Part B Exiting,
State-level Data Files 6 | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | www.LD.org In the 2010-2011 school year, 221,000
students with SLD left high school. Of
these, just 68 percent (151,000 students)
left with a regular diploma while 19 percent
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- Spring '14