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Unformatted text preview: isabilities. They are: dramatically for students with specific
learning disabilities, these students
remain at significant risk of not
graduating with a regular diploma.
n Schools make decisions as early as elementary school that can
take students off track for a regular
n States with a policy to offer multiple diplomas can result in fewer students
with SLD graduating.
n The Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate is a critical
accountability tool for ensuring
students with disabilities are on track
to graduate with a regular diploma.
n The vast majority (88 percent) of students with specific learning
disabilities expect to graduate with a
regular high school diploma. n Maintaining and improving the current requirement to use the Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate
(ACGR) is critical to improving graduation rates for
students with SLD. ACGR for students with disabilities
should be analyzed by disability type for additional
n Congress and the U.S. Department of Education should incorporate the use of the ACGR into all monitoring
and compliance activities under the Individuals with
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- Spring '14