**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.
School Year |
Student Age |
Students with disabilities that dropped out or moved/not continuing |
2007 - 2008 |
14 |
# |
2008 - 2009 |
15 |
# |
2009 - 2010 |
16 |
# |
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. |