Graduation Rate for Students With Disabilities Rises The high school graduation rate for students with disabilities rose to 64.6 percent for the 2014–2015 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Education, up from 63.1 percent in the prior year. The figure represents the fourth year in a row of growth, with an increase of 5.6 percent ... News in Brief
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Graduation Rate for Students With Disabilities Rises
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Graduation Rate for Students With Disabilities Rises
The ASHA Leader, January 2017, Vol. 22, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB3.22012017.11
The ASHA Leader, January 2017, Vol. 22, 11. doi:10.1044/leader.NIB3.22012017.11
The high school graduation rate for students with disabilities rose to 64.6 percent for the 2014–2015 school year, according to the U.S. Department of Education, up from 63.1 percent in the prior year.
The figure represents the fourth year in a row of growth, with an increase of 5.6 percent since the 2010–2011 year. The trend follows a pattern similar to the graduation rate for all high school students, which hit a record-breaking 83.2 percent.
The data are based on the number of students nationwide earning a regular high school diploma within four years.
Graduation rates for students with disabilities varied considerably among states—a difference partly attributed to reporting differences—ranging from a high of 81.9 percent in Arkansas to 29 percent in Nevada.
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