Unformatted text preview: ly different rates of graduation. Exactly
how these policies impact graduation is difficult to understand. However, some patterns
emerge upon close examination.
This report attempts to examine the impact of state graduation policies on the attainment
of a regular high school diploma. It provides state-by-state information on graduation and
dropout rates for students with SLD and suggests federal and state-level policies that
could improve these rates. Coming Soon: Common Core State Standards
Complicating the urgent need to improve graduation rates for students with SLD is the
looming transition to new, more rigorous academic standards in English/Language Arts
and Mathematics. For most states, this means implementation of the Common Core State
Standards developed by a state-led effort of the National Governors Association Center
for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers.
The purpose of these standards is to ensure a clear and consistent framework to prepare
all students for college and the workforce, inclu...
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- Spring '14
- graduation rate