graduation rate

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    Statewide graduation rate hits 87.6% in 2019-2020

    The agency may not have test scores to report, but the N.C. Department of Public Instruction announced that the state’s cohort (4-year) graduation rate hit 87.6% last school year.  Last year, the statewide graduation rate was 86.5%.
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2020
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    Test scores 2018-19: Graduation rate

    Yeah, I know.  Graduation rates are not test scores. The four-year “cohort” graduation rate is the percentage of students who enter ninth grade and graduate four years later.  Last year, 86.5 percent of students graduated with their freshman cohort in four years.  This was slightly higher than the 2017-18 cohort…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2019
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    Statewide graduation rate increases

    Well, the NC Department of Public Instruction reports, “For the 10th consecutive year, North Carolina’s four-year cohort high school graduation rate is up and is now at 85.4 percent.”  On the surface, that is good news, but I wonder how many of those graduates are prepared to enter the…
    Terry Stoops, September 2, 2015
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    Another Year of Testing Data and What Does it Matter?

    Last Thursday, the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released their annual report of graduation rates and test results.  Again, the 2013-14 results leave us with more questions than answers. In 2012-13 the Common Core standards were taught, and new DPI developed tests were given.  The students performed so…
    Lindalyn Kakadelis, September 9, 2014
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    Graduation rates increase

    The four-year statewide graduation rate increased this year – from 80.4 percent last year to 82.5 percent this year. Here is the breakdown of graduation rates by subgroup: All Students: 82.5 Male: 78.6 Female: 86.6 American Indian: 77.3 Asian: 89.9 Black: 77.5…
    Terry Stoops, August 8, 2013
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    Graduation rate update

    Holla!  The U.S. Department of Education just released a new report, “Public School Graduates and Dropouts from the Common Core of Data: School Year 2009–10: First Look.”  Researchers used a uniform method of calculating the graduation rate, called the Average Freshman Graduation Rate or AFGR, to provide apples-to-apples graduation…
    Terry Stoops, January 22, 2013
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    Black and Hispanic male students struggle in school

    A new report from the Schott Foundation for Public Education reveals some sobering statistics: Nationwide, 52 percent of Black male and 58 percent of Latino male ninth-graders graduate from high school four years later, while 78 percent of White, non-Latino male ninth-graders graduate four years later. Black male students…
    Terry Stoops, September 19, 2012
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    Atkinson: graduation rates and employment

    In a recent blog post, Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson wrote, Some have said that the North Carolina’s all-time high graduation rate must be a product of the state’s high unemployment rate. Knowing how hard our entire community has worked – students, teachers, parents, administrators and even…
    Terry Stoops, September 4, 2012