Unformatted text preview: ncludes: Locating
the Dropout Crisis, with co-author Nettie Legters and What Your Community Can Do to End its
Dropout Crisis. Dr. Balfanz is the first recipient of the Alliance for Excellent Education’s Everyone a
Graduate Award. 4 | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | www.LD.org OVERVIEW
n Too few students with Specific Learning
Disabilities (SLD) leave school with a
regular diploma — just 68 percent in the
2010-2011 school year.
n While the dropout rate has improved
dramatically over the past decade, the
rate in many states remains far too high.
In three states — Louisiana, Nevada, and
South Carolina — more students with
SLD drop out than leave with a regular
n Variation across states in the ways that
students with disabilities can exit school
appears to have a significant impact on
the graduation rate of these students.
n The Four-Year Adjusted Cohort
Graduation Rate — now required by the
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