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Unformatted text preview: 00 students) dropped out. Twelve
percent (26,000) of students with SLD left
school with a certificate — a document
recognizing the student’s completion of
a school program but not recognized for
postsecondary education or employment.
(Source: IDEA Part B Exiting Data for 20102011)
This low rate of high school graduation with
a regular diploma has a serious impact
on the employment rate and earnings of
students with SLD. According to the Bureau
of Labor Statistics, the unemployment
rate for those with less than a high school
diploma is over 12 percent — almost double
that of all workers. The median weekly
earnings is $471 — a bit more than half that
of all workers. How Students with SLD Exited
School, Ages 14-21, 2010 Source: www.IDEAdata.org, IDEA Part B Exiting, 2010-2011 Education Pays Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Current Population Survey www.LD.org | Diplomas at Risk: A Critical Look at the Graduation Rate of Students with Learning Disabilities | 7 Examining graduation rates across states rev...
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