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Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, White: 2011-12 1

The percentage of white 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  86%
US 86%
Alabama  81%
AL 81%
Alaska  76%
AK 76%
Arizona  84%
AZ 84%
Arkansas  87%
AR 87%
California  87%
CA 87%
Colorado  82%
CO 82%
Connecticut  91%
CT 91%
Delaware  83%
DE 83%
District of Columbia  86%
DC 86%
Florida  79%
FL 79%
Georgia  78%
GA 78%
Hawaii  78%
HI 78%
IdahoA 
ID †
Illinois  89%
IL 89%
Indiana  89%
IN 89%
Iowa  91%
IA 91%
Kansas  88%
KS 88%
KentuckyB 
KY †
Louisiana  78%
LA 78%
Maine  86%
ME 86%
Maryland  90%
MD 90%
Massachusetts  90%
MA 90%
Michigan  82%
MI 82%
Minnesota  84%
MN 84%
Mississippi  82%
MS 82%
Missouri  88%
MO 88%
Montana  87%
MT 87%
Nebraska  91%
NE 91%
Nevada  72%
NV 72%
New Hampshire  87%
NH 87%
New Jersey  93%
NJ 93%
New MexicoC  77%
NM 77%
New York  87%
NY 87%
North Carolina  85%
NC 85%
North Dakota  90%
ND 90%
Ohio  86%
OH 86%
OklahomaD 
OK †
Oregon  71%
OR 71%
Pennsylvania  89%
PA 89%
Puerto RicoE 
PR †
Rhode Island  82%
RI 82%
South Carolina  78%
SC 78%
South Dakota  89%
SD 89%
Tennessee  91%
TN 91%
Texas  93%
TX 93%
Utah  83%
UT 83%
Vermont  88%
VT 88%
Virginia  87%
VA 87%
Washington  80%
WA 80%
West Virginia  80%
WV 80%
Wisconsin  92%
WI 92%
Wyoming  82%
WY 82%

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1 Description: The percentage of white 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.