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Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate: Indicators 1 and 2 Measurement Changes From FFY 2019 to FFY 2020–2025

This resource focuses on recent changes in the data sources and measurements of Part B Indicators 1 and 2. It offers a side-by-side comparison of the SPP/APR Part B Indicator measurement tables for FFY 2019 and FFY 2020–2025 to highlight relevant differences in SPP/APR reporting of graduation rate and dropout rate. The resource specifically addresses the treatment of “alternate diploma” in the new calculation. For FFY 2019, the calculation of graduation rate included students receiving an alternate diploma in the numerator. For FFY 2020–2025, the calculation of graduation rate includes students receiving an alternate diploma in the denominator. The calculation for Indicator 2 remains similar from FFY 2019 to FFY 2020–2025; however, it explicitly adds students receiving an alternate diploma in the denominator.

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  • Published:
    May 25, 2021
  • Authors:
    Erin Lomax
  • Organizations:
    IDEA Data Center
  • Format:
    Guides, Papers, and Reports
  • Indicators:
    B1 Graduation, B2 Dropout
  • Suggested Citation:

    Lomax, E. (2021, April). Graduation Rate and Dropout Rate: Indicators 1 and 2 Measurement Changes From FFY 2019 to FFY 2020. IDEA Data Center. Rockville, MD: Westat.

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