According to a recent NPR article (linked below), "the national graduation rate is at an all-time high." Now, that's cool . . . but what does it mean?
Check out some stats here.
Between 2011 and 2013, Colorado's graduation rate rose from 74% to 77%, a percentage point change of +3. While Colorado doesn't require students to pass an exit assessment in order to graduate, the state does mandate a college and career ready diploma, or CCR. Additionally, Colorado requires students to take Algebra II in order to graduate. And while all of that sounds great, we have to ask . . . 36th?
NPR suggests that graduation rates -- or, more importantly, the methods we use to calculate them -- are highly subjective, and the organization has put together a captivating infographic-story-thing:
What do you think? Are the stats telling the whole story? Why is Colorado 36th out of 50?
Posted by Parker Fulton
Credit to NPR