Students who transferred to general education or

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Unformatted text preview: the time of leaving school. Students who transferred to general education, or moved and were known to continue their education are not included in the calculation. Definitionally, graduating with a regular diploma means receiving a high school diploma identical to that which students without disabilities receive. This calculation is often called a “Leaver Rate.” The leaver rate generally would result in a higher graduation rate and lower dropout rate than other types of calculations, such as the Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate discussed on page 13. Note: Utah has been excluded from this analysis due to quality concerns about data. www.LD.org | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | 9 State-by-State Graduation Rates for Students with SLD Graduating The rate at which students with SLD leave high school with a regular diploma varies dramatically across states — from a high of 91 percent in Minnesota to a low of 25 percent in Nevada. Nat...
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