Monday, August 13, 2012

Graduation Rates and Goals

Technically, the new data on Kentucky graduation rates is a year old: the Kentucky Department of Education has traditionally released each year's nonacademic results a year later to address various challenges in data collection.  With that caveat, here's the statewide progress of recent years:
Under our new Unbridled Learning accountability system, 2011 graduation rates will be used to set a graduation goals for each school.  Starting from its 2011 rate, each school will be asked to take 11 equal steps up to a 98 percent graduation rate in 2022.   For the state as a whole, those goals will look like this :

Those goals will require improvement of 1.8 points a year, noticeably faster than the 1.3 point growth from 2010 to 2011.  

Source note: Trend chart reflects graduation rates reported by the Kentucky Department of Education.  Goal chart applies the formula set in the new Kentucky Board of Education regulation, 703 KAR 5:225, Section 1(7).

1 comment:

  1. It will be interesting to learn how schools, districts, and communities begin to reconcile an increase in a high school's ACT scores with a decrease in their graduaton rate, particularly for the "gap" populations. Are the ACT scores reported anywhere by "gap" population? For example, graduation rates are broken out by gender and race. Do we have similar ACT comparisons by gender and race?


Updates and data on Kentucky education!