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Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, All Students: 2010-11 1

The percentage of students from the original cohort who graduated in four years with a regular high school diploma. [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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National  79%
US 79%
Alabama  72%
AL 72%
Alaska  68%
AK 68%
Arizona  78%
AZ 78%
Arkansas  81%
AR 81%
California  76%
CA 76%
Colorado  74%
CO 74%
Connecticut  83%
CT 83%
Delaware  78%
DE 78%
District of Columbia  59%
DC 59%
Florida  71%
FL 71%
Georgia  67%
GA 67%
Hawaii  80%
HI 80%
IdahoA 
ID †
Illinois  84%
IL 84%
Indiana  86%
IN 86%
Iowa  88%
IA 88%
Kansas  83%
KS 83%
KentuckyB 
KY †
Louisiana  71%
LA 71%
Maine  84%
ME 84%
Maryland  83%
MD 83%
Massachusetts  83%
MA 83%
Michigan  74%
MI 74%
Minnesota  77%
MN 77%
Mississippi  75%
MS 75%
Missouri  81%
MO 81%
Montana  82%
MT 82%
Nebraska  86%
NE 86%
Nevada  62%
NV 62%
New Hampshire  86%
NH 86%
New Jersey  83%
NJ 83%
New Mexico  63%
NM 63%
New York  77%
NY 77%
North Carolina  78%
NC 78%
North Dakota  86%
ND 86%
Ohio  80%
OH 80%
Oklahoma 
OK †
Oregon  68%
OR 68%
Pennsylvania  83%
PA 83%
Puerto Rico 
PR †
Rhode Island  77%
RI 77%
South Carolina  74%
SC 74%
South Dakota  83%
SD 83%
Tennessee  86%
TN 86%
Texas  86%
TX 86%
Utah  76%
UT 76%
Vermont  87%
VT 87%
Virginia  82%
VA 82%
Washington  76%
WA 76%
West Virginia  78%
WV 78%
Wisconsin  87%
WI 87%
Wyoming  80%
WY 80%

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1 Description: The percentage of students from the original cohort who graduated in four years with a regular high school diploma. ; Academic Year: 2010-11; Grade: N/A; Note: The four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate is the number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class. From the beginning of 9th grade (or the earliest high school grade), students who are entering that grade for the first time form a cohort that is “adjusted” by adding any students who subsequently transfer into the cohort and subtracting any students who subsequently transfer out, emigrate to another country, or die. 2010-11 was the first year that states were required to use the regulatory cohort rate, so prior year data are not necessarily comparable to the 2010-11 rates. A dash (-) indicates that the data are not available. Cell with a ">" or "<" next to the value indicate that the value has been blurred, and is greater than or less than the value listed. An "n<" means that the value has been suppressed. A "†" symbol means not applicable. ; Source: EDFacts: Tabulated from the reporting system as of September 2012; Data Uploaded On: 06/27/2014 

ID: Idaho has received a “timeline extensions” from the Department, pursuant to which it was not yet required to use an adjusted cohort graduation rate that meets the regulatory requirements for 2010-11. Accordingly, they did not submit data based on the regulatory requirements for 2010-11. Instead, they submitted data based on their previously approved methodology.
KY: Kentucky has received a “timeline extension” from the Department, pursuant to which it was not yet required to use an adjusted cohort graduation rate that meets the regulatory requirements for 2010-11. Accordingly, they did not submit data based on the regulatory requirements for 2010-11. Instead, they submitted data based on their previously approved methodology.