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Unformatted text preview: tes should consider using the extended-year cohort graduation rate option allowed under
the 2008 graduation rate regulation. The extended-year graduation rate allows schools
and districts to get recognition for their successes graduating students who may struggle
to graduate from high school in four years including students with disabilities. According to
information released by the U.S. Department of Education in November 2012, 17 states are
currently using extended-year cohort graduation rates.
r Statesdecisionsensure that policies regarding students with disabilities do notschool. Policies
that would put students on an alternate route to exiting high
should keep students on a path to earning a regular diploma.
r States should provide a wayafor students with disabilities who have school tostate’s
graduation requirements for regular diploma but are remaining in
transition services deemed necessary by their IEP, such as vocational education or adult
services, to not count against the state as non-graduates in the four-year cohort calculation. r S...
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