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Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2018
Federal requirements stipulate that states and local education agencies annually calculate and report an Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, disaggregated by student group. The ACGR includes all students who graduate from high school in four years with a regular high school diploma, plus all students with the most significant cognitive disabilities…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, State Programs
Malkus, Nat – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
Education reform in recent decades has focused on raising standards, pushing more students to reach them, and measuring the performance of all students. While test-score growth has lagged recently, upward progress on graduation rates has not, and record graduation rates have been offered as proof of progress. However, the fact that rising…
Descriptors: Repetition, Required Courses, High School Students, High Schools
Bransberger, Peace – Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, 2017
The Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE's) ninth edition of "Knocking at the College Door: Projections of High School Graduates," published in December 2016 (revised February 2017), quantified how the demographic changes that are underway with America's youth population will be evidenced in the next 15 years of…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Demography, Educational Trends, Geographic Regions
Achieve, Inc., 2015
Even as graduation rates rise, policymakers and families wonder: Does a high school diploma mean that students are ready for what comes next? Graduates wonder: Did I take the right classes and have the experiences I need to pursue the future I envision for myself? State leaders should be reflecting too: Do our state policies set the right…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, College Readiness, Career Readiness, Parents
Oregon Department of Education, 2017
High School graduation rates are key indicators of accountability for high schools and school districts in Oregon. Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) implemented the cohort method of calculating graduation rates. The cohort method identifies the year the student entered high school for the first time…
Descriptors: Graduation Rate, High School Students, Cohort Analysis, Longitudinal Studies
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Konold, Tim; Cornell, Dewey; Jia, Yuane; Malone, Marisa – AERA Open, 2018
This study tested the authoritative school climate theory that schools characterized by high structure and student support have greater levels of student engagement and that these factors are associated with higher academic achievement, as indicated by school graduation rates and school performance on state-mandated testing. The model was tested…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Learner Engagement, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Faria, Ann-Marie; Sorensen, Nicholas; Heppen, Jessica; Bowdon, Jill; Eisner, Ryan – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2018
The national high school graduation rate reached its highest level in U.S. history--82 percent--during the 2013-14 school year (Kena et al., 2016)--but dropout remains a persistent problem in the Midwest and nationally. Early warning systems that use research-based warning signs to identify students at risk of dropping out have emerged as one…
Descriptors: Progress Monitoring, At Risk Students, Graduation Rate, Program Effectiveness
Backstrand, Jeffrey R.; Donaldson, Kristi – Online Submission, 2018
This report is a longitudinal study of the college-going patterns of almost 13,500 Newark high school students from the district, charter, vocational technical, and parochial sectors. It includes students who graduated high school between 2011 and 2016 from the Newark Public Schools (NPS) -- both comprehensive and magnet, Essex County Vocational…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Outcomes of Education, High School Graduates, Enrollment
Regan, Roger – Wake County Public School System, 2014
In today's economy, graduating from high school is more important than ever. The economic consequences of dropping out of high school are more severe than in the past, with diminished job prospects and life-time earnings (Rouse, 2007). There are also substantial social costs associated with high school dropouts such as lower productivity and tax…
Descriptors: High School Students, High School Graduates, Graduation Rate, Student Characteristics
Rumberger, Russell W.; Losen, Daniel J. – Civil Rights Project - Proyecto Derechos Civiles, 2017
This California study focuses on the economic impact of school suspensions at the district level. Every 10th grade student in California was tracked for three years to determine the degree to which suspensions predicted lower graduation rates at the state and district level. This estimated impact on graduation was then used to calculate the…
Descriptors: Suspension, Grade 10, Predictor Variables, Graduation Rate
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Rolfhus, Eric; House, Emily; Douglas, Brian; Leeds, Daniel – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2017
Many studies show a strong link between earning a college degree and receiving higher wages (for example, Carnevale, Jayasundera, & Gulish, 2015). Consequently, a large body of research is published each year analyzing indicators of progress toward increased college enrollment and completion (for example, National Student Clearinghouse…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Enrollment, Public Colleges, Two Year Colleges
Oregon Department of Education, 2018
High School graduation rates are key indicators of accountability for high schools and school districts in Oregon. Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) implemented the cohort method of calculating graduation rates. The cohort method identifies the year the student entered high school for the first time…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Graduation Rate, High School Students, High Schools
Theobald, Roddy; Goldhaber, Dan; Gratz, Trevor; Holden, Kristian – National Center for Analysis of Longitudinal Data in Education Research (CALDER), 2018
We use longitudinal data on high school students in Washington State to assess the relationships between English Language Arts (ELA) teacher value added and other qualifications and the high school and postsecondary outcomes of their students. We also investigate whether these relationships differ for students with and without disabilities. We…
Descriptors: High Schools, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students, English Teachers
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Callahan, Michael T.; King, Kathleen P. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
While higher education institutions seek to increase college admissions' predictions of student success, they have largely overlooked examining possible impacts of online distance education classes completed in high school. Using information from an undergraduate honors program, this study analyzed whether an indicator of undergraduate student…
Descriptors: High Schools, Virtual Classrooms, Distance Education, Educational Technology
McLaughlin, Joseph; Van Eaton, Anika – Boston Foundation, 2018
The purpose of this report is to provide comprehensive longitudinal outcome data, disaggregated for student and school subgroups, on the six-year college enrollment and completion experiences of the Boston Public Schools (BPS) Class of 2011. As high school and college students, the BPS Class of 2011 experienced the Getting Ready, Getting In, and…
Descriptors: College Graduates, High School Students, College Students, Public Schools
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