Seventeen states offer only a regular diploma the

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Unformatted text preview: ionwide, the rate is 68 percent. Seventeen states offer only a regular diploma. The number of diplomas and other options available to students with disabilities, in addition to a regular diploma, ranges from one to six across the states. However, most states make allowances for students with disabilities to receive a regular diploma, such as: n reducing the number of credits required to obtain a regular diploma, n substituting alternative courses, n lowering performance criteria, n granting extensions, n using the student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) to set terms for graduation requirements. Only 2 states (Arizona and Oregon) indicate that they allow no exceptions to graduation requirements for students with disabilities. Sources: www.IDEAdata.org, IDEA Part B Exiting, State-Level Data Files, 2010-2011 Diploma Options, Graduation Requirements, and Exit Exams for Youth with Disabilities: 2011 National Study, NCEO Technical Report 62 Note: Utah has been excluded from this analysis due...
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