Indicator 1: Graduation Rate – Percent of youth with IEPs graduating from high school with a regular diplomaData Source: End of the Year Report (Collection Date: June 2010)
Calculation: New Jersey has one state-endorsed diploma. To calculate the rate of students with disabilities that graduated in a school year, the cohort of students with disabilities, that either dropped out or moved and were not known to be continuing in school, is needed. A cohort may be defined as a group of students that start an educational program at the same time and whose progress or status is followed at different points in time.
The following chart represents the cohort of students with disabilities that dropped out of the graduating class of 2010. The number of students for 2009-2010 that either dropped out or moved and were not known to be continuing in school is added to the denominator separately.
The rate of graduation for students with disabilities is calculated by dividing the total number of students with disabilities ages 17 - 21 graduating by the total number of students with disabilities graduating plus the number of dropouts for the current year and the total number of students with disabilities who dropped out (ages 14 - 16) within the three year cohort for the students.