The new rate will credit districts for helping non-graduating seniors to earn a diploma the next year. It would be combined with the 4-year grad rate on the School Dashboard.
Corrected for problems with past years’ calculations, 82.7 percent in the Class of 2017 got their diplomas compared with 83.8 percent the year before.
UC Santa Barbara researcher discusses high school dropouts, graduation rates and plans to study courses taken and grades earned to receive diplomas.
California Dropout Research Project director says a student's GPA and course selections are better indicators of college readiness than test scores.