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State Graduation Rate, All Students: 2003-04 1

The percentage of all students that graduated from high school with a regular diploma in the standard number of years (i.e., four years) statewide. [More about...]

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State assessments, which are used to measure student achievement in reading, math, and science, are designed by each state to measure the content the state has determined appropriate for that grade and subject. As a result, both the content on the tests and achievement standards students must meet to be considered “proficient” vary widely across states, so proficiency rates should not be compared across states. Many states have also changed their standards and assessments at some point in the process of measuring their students, so it is often not possible to create a trend line that looks at changes in achievement across years, since a change could actually reflect a change in the assessment.

Through the 2009-10 school year, states were allowed to calculate student graduation rates differently, as long as the figure represents students who graduated in the standard number of years (i.e., four). Starting in the 2010-11, states converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate, which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states.

For detailed information about state assessments and graduation rates, please see the state Accountability Workbooks, which can be found at: State Accountability Workbooks: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/stateplans03/index.html

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Alabama  -
AL -
Alaska  61.2%
AK 61.2%
Arizona  76.8%
AZ 76.8%
Arkansas  81.3%
AR 81.3%
California  85.3%
CA 85.3%
Colorado  82.3%
CO 82.3%
Connecticut  89.8%
CT 89.8%
Delaware  71.9%
DE 71.9%
District of Columbia  81.6%
DC 81.6%
Florida  68.7%
FL 68.7%
Georgia  65.4%
GA 65.4%
Hawaii  80.0%
HI 80.0%
Idaho  83.9%
ID 83.9%
Illinois  86.6%
IL 86.6%
Indiana  90.0%
IN 90.0%
Iowa  89.8%
IA 89.8%
Kansas  87.8%
KS 87.8%
Kentucky  81.5%
KY 81.5%
Louisiana  -
LA -
Maine  87.4%
ME 87.4%
Maryland  84.3%
MD 84.3%
Massachusetts  96.2%
MA 96.2%
Michigan  88.7%
MI 88.7%
Minnesota  88.9%
MN 88.9%
Mississippi  84.0%
MS 84.0%
Missouri  85.5%
MO 85.5%
Montana  82.9%
MT 82.9%
Nebraska  86.9%
NE 86.9%
Nevada  67.0%
NV 67.0%
New Hampshire  84.8%
NH 84.8%
New Jersey  90.6%
NJ 90.6%
New Mexico  78.8%
NM 78.8%
New York  77.0%
NY 77.0%
North Carolina  95.7%
NC 95.7%
North Dakota  91.5%
ND 91.5%
Ohio  85.9%
OH 85.9%
Oklahoma  85.1%
OK 85.1%
Oregon  80.6%
OR 80.6%
Pennsylvania  87.7%
PA 87.7%
Puerto Rico  93.0%
PR 93.0%
Rhode Island  82.8%
RI 82.8%
South Carolina  78.0%
SC 78.0%
South Dakota  92.3%
SD 92.3%
Tennessee  75.7%
TN 75.7%
Texas  84.6%
TX 84.6%
Utah  84.0%
UT 84.0%
Vermont  86.0%
VT 86.0%
Virginia  79.9%
VA 79.9%
Washington  70.1%
WA 70.1%
West Virginia  84.0%
WV 84.0%
Wisconsin  91.2%
WI 91.2%
Wyoming  79.2%
WY 79.2%

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1 Description: The percentage of all students that graduated from high school with a regular diploma in the standard number of years (i.e., four years) statewide. ; Academic Year: 2003-04; Grade: N/A; Note: The percentage of all students who graduated from high school based on the state-defined graduation rate. States must include graduation rate in making high school adequate yearly progress (AYP) determinations. Until AYP determinations based on 2011-12 assessment results, states may calculate graduation rate differently, as long as the calculation represents the percentage of students that graduate with a regular diploma in the standard number of years (i.e., four years). Beginning in 2010-11, states are required to use the regulatory four-year adjusted-cohort graduation rate for reporting purposes. Beginning in 2011-12, states are required to use the regulatory four-year adjusted-cohort rate for AYP purposes. States lag the reporting of their graduation rates in the CSPR (e.g., the 2004-05 CSPR will include 2003-04 graduation rates). A dash (-) indicates that the data are not available. The symbols "> 97%" and "< 3%" indicate that the value is higher than 97 percent or less than 3 percent, respectively. A “†” symbol means not applicable. ; Source: EDFacts/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2004-05: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 06/09/2010