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Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, All Students: 2012-13 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  81.4%
US 81.4%
Alabama  80.0%
AL 80.0%
Alaska  71.8%
AK 71.8%
Arizona  75.1%
AZ 75.1%
Arkansas  84.9%
AR 84.9%
CaliforniaA  80.4%
CA 80.4%
Colorado  76.9%
CO 76.9%
Connecticut  85.5%
CT 85.5%
Delaware  80.4%
DE 80.4%
District of Columbia  62.3%
DC 62.3%
Florida  75.6%
FL 75.6%
Georgia  71.7%
GA 71.7%
Hawaii  82.4%
HI 82.4%
IdahoB  -
ID -
Illinois  83.2%
IL 83.2%
Indiana  87.0%
IN 87.0%
Iowa  89.7%
IA 89.7%
Kansas  85.7%
KS 85.7%
Kentucky  86.1%
KY 86.1%
LouisianaC  73.5%
LA 73.5%
Maine  86.4%
ME 86.4%
Maryland  85.0%
MD 85.0%
Massachusetts  85.0%
MA 85.0%
Michigan  77.0%
MI 77.0%
Minnesota  79.8%
MN 79.8%
Mississippi  75.5%
MS 75.5%
Missouri  85.7%
MO 85.7%
Montana  84.4%
MT 84.4%
Nebraska  88.5%
NE 88.5%
Nevada  70.7%
NV 70.7%
New Hampshire  87.3%
NH 87.3%
New Jersey  87.5%
NJ 87.5%
New Mexico  70.3%
NM 70.3%
New York  76.8%
NY 76.8%
North Carolina  82.5%
NC 82.5%
North Dakota  87.5%
ND 87.5%
Ohio  82.2%
OH 82.2%
OklahomaD  84.8%
OK 84.8%
Oregon  68.7%
OR 68.7%
Pennsylvania  85.5%
PA 85.5%
Puerto RicoE  -
PR -
Rhode Island  79.7%
RI 79.7%
South Carolina  77.6%
SC 77.6%
South Dakota  82.7%
SD 82.7%
Tennessee  86.3%
TN 86.3%
TexasF  88.0%
TX 88.0%
Utah  83.0%
UT 83.0%
Vermont  86.6%
VT 86.6%
Virginia  84.5%
VA 84.5%
Washington  76.4%
WA 76.4%
West Virginia  81.4%
WV 81.4%
Wisconsin  88.0%
WI 88.0%
Wyoming  77.0%
WY 77.0%

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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: 2012-13; 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. While the ACGR is more comparable across states than previous rates, there are still some differences in state implementation of the requirements, leading to the potential for differences across in how the rates are calculated. 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, 2012-13: http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/account/consolidated/index.html; Data Uploaded On: 10/16/2015 

CA: The state submitted its data late; therefore, its data have not gone through ED’s standard data quality review
ID: Idaho has an approved timeline extension request, and will not report an adjusted cohort graduation rate until SY 2013-14.
LA: The state submitted its data late; therefore, its data have not gone through ED’s standard data quality review
OK: The state submitted its data late; therefore, its data have not gone through ED’s standard data quality review
PR: Puerto Rico reports a 3-year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, so they are excluded from this table.
TX: The state submitted its data late; therefore, its data have not gone through ED’s standard data quality review