% of youth with IEPs graduating with regular diploma
Indicator 1 is applicable only to secondary programs.
Graduation Rate reflects the percentage of students with IEPs who entered high school together at grade 9 who earned a high school diploma. Data from this indicator is lagged from one year prior.
Kentucky utilizes the OSEP method to calculate the graduation rate for students with disabilities:
Old formula: # graduates receiving regular diplomas divided by # graduates receiving regular diplomas + # GEDs (and certificates) + # dropouts + # who maxed out in age + # deceased
New formula for 2022 Submission: # graduates receiving regular diplomas divided by # graduates receiving regular diplomas + # graduates receiving alternate diploma+ # dropouts + # who maxed in age
Data regarding graduation rate may be found in the 2019-20 School Report Card which may be accessed HERE. Click on a specific district and scroll down to Academic Readiness under Transition Readiness. Click on the High School Graduation tab and scroll down to “Students With Disabilities (IEP)” under 4-Year Graduation Rate. This will provide the graduation rate for that district.
The target for the 2019-20 school year was 79.6%.
The data source for Indicator 1 is Section 618 data which is self reported by districts through the end of
the year exiting report.
Kentucky Department of Education items specific to Indicator 1
To stimulate thinking and discussion among district and school personnel regarding the root causes of Indicator 1 performance, investigative questions may be accessed HERE.