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Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, All Students: 2011-12 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  80%
US 80%
Alabama  75%
AL 75%
Alaska  70%
AK 70%
Arizona  76%
AZ 76%
Arkansas  84%
AR 84%
California  79%
CA 79%
Colorado  75%
CO 75%
Connecticut  85%
CT 85%
Delaware  80%
DE 80%
District of Columbia  59%
DC 59%
Florida  75%
FL 75%
Georgia  70%
GA 70%
Hawaii  81%
HI 81%
IdahoA 
ID †
Illinois  82%
IL 82%
Indiana  86%
IN 86%
Iowa  89%
IA 89%
Kansas  85%
KS 85%
KentuckyB 
KY †
Louisiana  72%
LA 72%
Maine  85%
ME 85%
Maryland  84%
MD 84%
Massachusetts  85%
MA 85%
Michigan  76%
MI 76%
Minnesota  78%
MN 78%
Mississippi  75%
MS 75%
Missouri  84%
MO 84%
Montana  84%
MT 84%
Nebraska  88%
NE 88%
Nevada  63%
NV 63%
New Hampshire  86%
NH 86%
New Jersey  86%
NJ 86%
New MexicoC  70%
NM 70%
New York  77%
NY 77%
North Carolina  80%
NC 80%
North Dakota  87%
ND 87%
Ohio  81%
OH 81%
OklahomaD 
OK †
Oregon  68%
OR 68%
Pennsylvania  84%
PA 84%
Puerto RicoE 
PR †
Rhode Island  77%
RI 77%
South Carolina  75%
SC 75%
South Dakota  83%
SD 83%
Tennessee  87%
TN 87%
Texas  88%
TX 88%
Utah  80%
UT 80%
Vermont  88%
VT 88%
Virginia  83%
VA 83%
Washington  77%
WA 77%
West Virginia  79%
WV 79%
Wisconsin  88%
WI 88%
Wyoming  79%
WY 79%

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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: 2011-12; 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 data prior to that year are not necessarily comparable to the regulatory 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/Consolidated State Performance Report, 2011-12: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 11/19/2014 

ID: This state has received a “timeline extension” from the Department of Education, pursuant to which it was not yet required to use an adjusted cohort graduation rate that meets the regulatory requirements for 2011-12. Accordingly, the state did not submit data based on the regulatory requirements for 2011-12. Instead, they submitted data based on their previously approved methodology.
KY: This state has received a “timeline extension” from the Department of Education, pursuant to which it was not yet required to use an adjusted cohort graduation rate that meets the regulatory requirements for 2011-12. Accordingly, the state did not submit data based on the regulatory requirements for 2011-12. Instead, they submitted data based on their previously approved methodology.
NM: Growth in New Mexico's graduation rate from the 2010-11 to 2011-12 school year is the response of a policy issue that was resolved in 2012.
OK: This state has received a “timeline extension” from the Department of Education, pursuant to which it was not yet required to use an adjusted cohort graduation rate that meets the regulatory requirements for 2011-12. Accordingly, the state did not submit data based on the regulatory requirements for 2011-12. Instead, they submitted data based on their previously approved methodology.
PR: Puerto Rico calculates a three year adjusted cohort graduation rate instead of a four year adjusted cohort graduation rate.