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the school loses federal and state funding to help
with the services for these students. If not counted
as a graduate, the school is penalized accordingly.
So, Kansas found a way for schools to receive credit
for the student as a graduate and continue to
provide transition services and receive funding.
In addition to the solution above, Kansas
also allows the use of extended-year cohorts in
counting toward graduation. This lets schools get
credit for students who take an additional year to
graduate and ensures that students aren’t arbitrarily
exited from school at the end of four years. Kansas
is one of 17 states currently using the option of
extended-year cohorts. | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | www.LD.org CONCLUSION
A s the nation continues its efforts to improve the rate at which students graduate
with a regular high school diploma, extra attention must be paid to students
who continue to graduate at significantly lower rates — such as students with
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- Spring '14