Graduation Rate Lags for Students With Disabilities The graduation rate for students with disabilities—61 percent—remains far behind the 80 percent rate of their typical peers in public high school, according to 2011–2012 school year data from the U.S. Department of Education. The report includes students who finished high school in four years, but does not include students ... News in Brief
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Graduation Rate Lags for Students With Disabilities
The ASHA Leader, July 2014, Vol. 19, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB5.19072014.10
The ASHA Leader, July 2014, Vol. 19, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB5.19072014.10
The graduation rate for students with disabilities—61 percent—remains far behind the 80 percent rate of their typical peers in public high school, according to 2011–2012 school year data from the U.S. Department of Education.
The report includes students who finished high school in four years, but does not include students who were held back a grade and those who completed an individualized education program but did not obtain a traditional diploma.
Students with disabilities account for about 13 percent of the nation’s students, but their success varies dramatically by state, according to the report. In 2012, for example, 81 percent of students with disabilities graduated in Montana; 24 percent did so in Nevada.
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