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% 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 two years prior.  


Kentucky utilizes the OSEP method to calculate the graduation rate for students with disabilities:


# graduates receiving regular diplomas divided by # graduates + # GEDs (and certificates) + # dropouts + # who maxed in age + # deceased


Data regarding graduation rate may be found in the 2018-19 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 2018-2019 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

Investigative Questions


To stimulate thinking and discussion among district and school personnel regarding the root causes of Indicator 1 performance, investigative questions may be accessed HERE.