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?
The 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.
|The ranges for the graduation rate measures are different and partially prescribed in law.
|Four-Year Graduation Rate
||Five-Year Graduation Rate
|93% - 100%
||95% - 100%
|89% - 92.9%
||90% - 94.9%
|84% - 88.9%
||85% - 89.9%
|79% - 83.9%
||80% - 84.9%
|Less than 79%
||Less than 80%
Last Modified: 9/13/2019 9:30:10 AM