|Grad Rate Extension Approved May 3, 2010|
|High School Graduation Rate, Non-Regulatory Guidance|
|2012-2013 Star Rating Results Summary Sheet by School, August 1, 2013|
|FINAL AYP School District List 2011-2012|
|Star Ratings for Idaho Schools List 8/31/2012|
|AYP and Star Summary Sheet by School 2012|
|Current AYP Targets, August 2011 NEW|
|AYP School Improvement Timeline|
|View Indexing AYP Results for 2008-2009|
|Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP)|
|Indexing AYP Handout for Supt's Mtng|
|Reading and Mathematics gaps 2008-2011 NEW|
|State Percent Gain in Proficient/Advanced Performance Levels in Reading and Mathematics Disaggregated by Subgroup|
|State Title I Schools Percent Gain in Proficient/Advanced Levels in Reading and Mathematics Disaggregated by Subgroup|
|LEA Title I Schools in School Improvement Percent Gain in Proficient/Advanced Levels in Reading and Mathematics Disaggregated by Subgroup|
|All State Non-Charter Schools Percent Gain in Proficient/Advanced Performance Levels in Reading and Mathematics Disaggregated by Subgroup|
|All State Charter Schools Percent Gain in Proficient/Advanced Performance Levels in Reading and Mathematics Disaggregated by Subgroup|
|Charter School Level Percent Gain in Proficient/Advanced Performance Levels in Reading and Mathematics Disaggregated by Subgroup|
|State Title I Schools in School Improvement Percent Gain in Reading and Math|
|Number/Percentage of LEP students included in state assessments|
|2009-10 Annual Participation and Performance for Students with Disabilities|
|2010-2011 Annual Performance for Students with Disabilities|
|2010-2011 Annual Participation for Students with Disabilities|
In 2008, the U.S. Department of Education created regulations designed to establish a uniform definition of graduation rate that could be compared across state lines. While the majority of states began using the adjusted cohort graduation rate the 2010-11 school year, Idaho was granted an extension until four years of data was collected. The adjusted cohort graduation rate was designed to both improve high school accountability and to help education officials understand the characteristics of the students who do not earn regular high school diplomas or who take longer than four years to graduate.
Under this new calculation, students are expected to earn a regular high school diploma in four years. Students are placed in a graduation cohort based on when they first enroll in high school in the ninth grade. With each cohort expected to graduate within four years of entering the ninth grade, students in the 2013-14 cohort would have entered the ninth grade in 2010-11. Federal guidelines do allow for students who have transferred out of state, emigrated, or died to be removed from the calculation (adjusted out), as long as federally approved, official documentation is provided.
Per the final federal regulations, a four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate is defined as: The number of students who graduate in four years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who entered high school four year earlier, while adjusting for transfer students, those student who emigrated or are deceased.
The following formula provides an example of the four-year graduation rate for the cohort entering 9th grade for the first time in the fall of the 2010-2011 school year and graduating by the end of the 2013-2014 school year.
Number of cohort members who earned a regular high school diploma by the end of the 2013-2014 school year (DIVIDED BY)
Number of first-time 9th graders in fall 2010 (starting cohort) plus students who were part of the cohort who transferred in, minus students who transferred out, emigrated, or died during school years 2010-2011, 2011-2012, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014
The graduation rate for SY 2012-13, for Idaho schools and districts, was calculated by taking the number of graduates for the current school year (2012-13), divided by the number high school graduates for the school year, plus the number of dropouts in the past four years (2009-10 through 2012-13); see equation below.
Number of graduates at the end of the 2012-2013 school year (DIVIDED BY)
Number of high school graduates plus the number of student dropouts in the past four years (2009-10 through 2012-13)
Historical graduation rates cannot be compared with the federally mandated, adjusted cohort graduation rate for several reasons.
PLEASE NOTE: Historical district and/or school graduation rates cannot be compared with the 2013-14 adjusted cohort graduation rate. For additional information, please read adjusted cohort graduation rate content above.