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Thread #148530   Message #3449338
Posted By: pdq
08-Dec-12 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: BS: New curricula in US schools?
Subject: RE: BS: New curricula in US schools?
"How to track high school graduation rates has been a contentious issue for years, with states using different methods to come up with a number. Balfanz cited that as a reason why the report does not include the names of the dropout factories. He said they will be included in a future report once all states are consistently reporting data.

States are now required to use the same method to compute graduation rates based on a Bush administration rule issued in 2008.

Nevada stood out for its low graduation rate of 56 percent, a decline of more than 15 percentage points from 2002 to 2009, the largest of any state, the report said...."

From here:

I believe the number is from dropout who left in a given year.

For youngsters who were enrolled at sometime in their four years of high school age, dropout rate is more than 50%.