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Fifteen states are within 10 points of the nationwide

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Unformatted text preview: rn and western states. Fifteen states are within 10 points of the nationwide rate while 21 states have a graduation rate that exceeds the nationwide rate by more than 10 points. How States Compare to Nationwide Graduation Rate for Students with SLD Source: www.IDEAdata.org, IDEA Part B Exiting, State-Level Data Files, 2010-2011 Note: Utah has been excluded from this analysis due to quality concerns about data. 12 | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | www.LD.org INTRODUCING: New Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate In 2008 the U.S. Department of Education issued a federal regulation requiring all states to calculate high school graduation using the same uniform method. Known as the Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR), this new rate was first reported by states for the 2010-2011 school year, available at http://www2.ed.gov/documents/pressreleases/state-2010-11-graduation-rate-data.pdf. The ACGR is a significant new source of information on the graduation rate of students wi...
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