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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
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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- Spring '14