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Unformatted text preview: 1) Parent Survey, Parent Expectations Table 213 *Non-approved accommodations, often called “modifications,” are changes in setting, timing, scheduling, presentation, or response that are considered to alter what the test is supposed to measure. www.LD.org | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | 21 One State’s Recipe for Success The state of Kansas stands out as one state with a high graduation rate for students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD) — 82 percent earned a regular diploma in the 2010 -2011 school year, compared to the nationwide rate of 68 percent. Kansas also has one of the smallest gaps between all students graduating in four years (83 percent) and those with disabilities (73 percent). This 10 point gap — compared to gaps as large as 52 points — speaks to the success Kansas is having with its students with disabilities. Here are a few important factors in the state’s success: One Diploma Kansas offers only one diploma option to students with disabilities — the same regular diploma available to all its students. The state sets the minimum requir...
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