ERIC Number: ED485316
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Montana High School Completion and Graduation Rates for the Graduating Class of 2004
Montana Office of Public Instruction
The Montana School Accreditation Standards require schools to do follow-up studies of graduates and students no longer in attendance, therefore, dropout and graduate data is collected from all public and accredited (by the Montana Board of Public Education) non-public schools. Dropout data can be used in conjunction with graduate data to build a "synthetic" high school completion rate or "on-time" graduation rate for a specific class of students, even though each student is not followed through high school. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) developed a formula as a practical way to calculate a completion rate after studying a variety of calculation methods. This estimated cohort method utilizes both dropout and completer data which can be calculated for all accredited schools, and requires data from four consecutive years.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: Montana State Office of Public Instruction, Helena.