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Regulatory Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, White: 2014-15 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:

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State Sort states in alphabetical ascending orderSort states in alphabetical descending order Value Sort states by data element value in ascending orderSort states by data element value in descending order
National  87.6%
US 87.6%
Alabama  90.5%
AL 90.5%
Alaska  80.0%
AK 80.0%
Arizona  83.2%
AZ 83.2%
Arkansas  87.4%
AR 87.4%
California  88.0%
CA 88.0%
Colorado  82.6%
CO 82.6%
Connecticut  92.7%
CT 92.7%
Delaware  88.0%
DE 88.0%
District of Columbia  86%
DC 86%
Florida  82.7%
FL 82.7%
Georgia  82.8%
GA 82.8%
Hawaii  79%
HI 79%
Idaho  80.8%
ID 80.8%
Illinois  90.2%
IL 90.2%
Indiana  89.6%
IN 89.6%
Iowa  92.4%
IA 92.4%
Kansas  88.3%
KS 88.3%
Kentucky  89.3%
KY 89.3%
Louisiana  82.7%
LA 82.7%
Maine  87.9%
ME 87.9%
Maryland  92.0%
MD 92.0%
Massachusetts  91.6%
MA 91.6%
Michigan  83.5%
MI 83.5%
Minnesota  86.9%
MN 86.9%
MississippiA  79.4%
MS 79.4%
Missouri  90.6%
MO 90.6%
Montana  88.7%
MT 88.7%
Nebraska  92.5%
NE 92.5%
Nevada  78.0%
NV 78.0%
New Hampshire  88.9%
NH 88.9%
New Jersey  94.0%
NJ 94.0%
New Mexico  73.6%
NM 73.6%
New York  88.7%
NY 88.7%
North Carolina  88.3%
NC 88.3%
North Dakota  90.6%
ND 90.6%
Ohio  85.7%
OH 85.7%
Oklahoma  84.2%
OK 84.2%
Oregon  76.0%
OR 76.0%
Pennsylvania  89.3%
PA 89.3%
Puerto RicoB 
PR †
Rhode Island  86.6%
RI 86.6%
South Carolina  82.7%
SC 82.7%
South Dakota  89.5%
SD 89.5%
Tennessee  90.9%
TN 90.9%
Texas  93.4%
TX 93.4%
Utah  87.4%
UT 87.4%
Vermont  88.5%
VT 88.5%
Virginia  89.6%
VA 89.6%
Washington  80.9%
WA 80.9%
West Virginia  86.7%
WV 86.7%
Wisconsin  92.9%
WI 92.9%
Wyoming  81.8%
WY 81.8%

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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: 2014-15; 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, 2014-15:; Data Uploaded On: 11/18/2016 

MS: Mississippi’s adjusted cohort graduation rate data displayed in the table above reflect submissions as of May 7, 2016 and subsequently certified in the state’s Consolidated State Performance Report. The state resubmitted their adjusted cohort graduation rate data on July 20, 2016. These data are currently under review by ED and, upon completion of the data quality review, these tables will be updated to include any accepted revisions for Mississippi’s data.
PR: Puerto Rico reports a three-year adjusted cohort graduation rate. Thus, their data are not comparable to other states' four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate data.