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4- and 5-year graduation rate data

5/13/2013

 

During the 2011-2012 school year, Ohio began using the new Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate, which is mandated for all states by the United States Department of Education, to evaluate LEAs and buildings. Ohio is also implementing a Five-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate as of the 2012-2013 school year. These rates include as graduates only those students who earn a diploma within four/five years of entering the 9th grade for the first time. On the 2011-2012 Local Report Cards, the final Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate for the graduating class of 2011 was displayed and officially used for accountability purposes.

This year, the 2012-2013 Local Report Cards will include both the Four-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate for the graduating class of 2012 (i.e., those students who entered 9th grade for the first time in school year 2008-2009) and the Five-Year Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate for the graduating class of 2012 (i.e., those students who entered 9th grade for the first time in school year 2007-2008), and both rates will be displayed and used in accountability calculations.

Questions about this data submission may be directed to ODE’s Office of Accountability at 614-728-4510 or accountability@education.ohio.gov.

Click here for detailed instructions and the Submission Form.