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Unformatted text preview: regular diploma. Our students deserve to have their own high expectations matched by those who support and educate them. Sincerely, James H. Wendorf Executive Director www.LD.org | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | 1 What’s Inside The need for students to earn a high school diploma has never been greater, and this is especially true for the more than 2.2 million students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD). Currently, only 68 percent of students with SLD leave school with a regular high school diploma and in three states, more students with learning disabilities drop out than graduate. This has long term effects on the college and career prospects of students with SLD, including contributing to an unemployment rate of 39.5 percent for these adults. (Source: 2005 U.S. Survey of Income and Program Participation) Key Findings Key Recommendations n While the dropout rate has improved The report makes key recommendations at the federal and state level to improve the graduation rate of students with specific learning disabilities, and to assure consistency and comparability in the graduation data for the subgroup of students with d...
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