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Unformatted text preview: eals more sobering statistics. While the
graduation rate for students with SLD across all states is 68 percent, half of all students
with SLD are educated in states with graduation rates lower than the nationwide
rate — putting large numbers of students at even greater risk of failing to graduate than the
nationwide rate would indicate. In fact, if these states had a graduation rate of 68 percent,
some 12,000 additional students with SLD would have left school with a regular high
school diploma in the 2010-2011 school year.
The variation in graduation rates across states can be explained, in part, by the dizzying
array of graduation policies regarding students with disabilities. Surveys conducted by
the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) and the Center on Education
Policy (CEP) reveal significant variation in the diplomas and other options, graduation
requirements, and high school exit exams for students with disabilities across states.
This variation could account for much of the vast...
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