% of youth with IEPs dropping out
Indicator 2 is applicable only to secondary programs.
Drop out rate reflects the percent of youth with IEPs dropping out of high school compared to the percent of all youth in the state dropping out of high school. Data for this indicator is lagged from one year prior.
Kentucky utilizes the OSEP method to calculate the dropout rate for students with disabilities:
Old formula: # special education dropouts from grades 9-12 divided by total number of special education students enrolled in grades 9-12
New formula for 2022 submission: # special education dropouts from grades 9-12 divided by # students with disabilities graduating with a regular diploma + graduated with alternate diploma + reached maximum age + dropped out
The data source for Indicator 2 is Section 618 data which is self reported by districts through the end of
the year exiting report.
This section in IC must be completed accurately as students exit for the end of year exiting data to be correct.
Note: Alternate Diploma graduates do not impact drop out data.