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An Early Look at Education Week’s Diplomas Count 2015 Report

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The 10th edition of Education Week’s Diplomas Count report, released on June 4, focuses on students with disabilities, examining the challenges and opportunities awaiting them as they transition from K-12 schooling to postsecondary education and the workplace. Education Week journalists profile students with a range of disabilities and investigate the postsecondary accommodations and self-advocacy skills that can help such youths succeed after high school.

To complement the report’s journalism, the Education Week Research Center has compiled and analyzed federal data to shed light on the high school achievement and post-high school outcomes of students with special needs. The results highlight key patterns regarding the educational status of this population. This year’s report marks the first time the Education Week Research Center has used the Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR)—the calculation method states are federally required to employ—as its primary source of graduation data. The report provides a national perspective on graduation rates for students with disabilities, including state-by-state results.

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