Graduation Rate Component for Career Tech Schools

This grade measures the percent of students who concentrate in career-technical education and graduate from high school within four or five years.


What is being graded?

  • Four-Year Graduation Rate – How many students graduated in four years or less?
  • Five-Year Graduation Rate – How many students graduated in five years or less?

Why is this important?

Almost all jobs require skills and education beyond a high school diploma. Measuring the five-year rate gives districts credit for helping students who just missed graduating on time finish their diplomas.

Questions to ask

  • What are we doing to grow the number of students who graduate?
  • What are the reasons students are not graduating?
  • Are there certain subjects that are holding students back?
  • Which districts, similar to ours, are doing better than we are? What are they doing?

How is the grade determined?

Grad Rate Component Grade: Four-Year Graduation Rate 60%25 Five-Year Graduation Rate 40%25The Four-Year Graduation Rate includes only those students who earn diplomas within four years after entering ninth grade for the first time and concentrated in career-technical education.

The Five-Year Graduation Rate includes those students who graduate within five years after entering ninth grade for the first time and concentrated in career-technical education by the end of their fourth year.

A-F Rating

The ranges for the graduation rate measures are different and partially prescribed in law.
Four-Year Graduation Rate Five-Year Graduation Rate
Score Letter Grade Score Letter Grade
93% - 100% A 95% - 100% A
89% - 92.9% B 90% - 94.9% B
84% - 88.9% C 85% - 89.9% C
79% - 83.9% D 80% - 84.9% D
Less than 79% F Less than 80% F

Last Modified: 9/10/2018 5:54:01 PM