In 2005, the nation's governors made an unprecedented commitment to a more accurate and consistent measure for calculating state high school graduation rates. Governors know that America's high schools play an integral role in preparing students for college and work in the 21st century. High school success is more important than ever for the health of our economy, for civic life, and to ensure equal opportunity. Unfortunately, the quality of state high school graduation and dropout data traditionally has been such that most states could not accurately account for their students as they progressed through high school. As a result of the governors' commitment, the quality of state high school graduation data is improving.
Other Graduation Counts Publications:
- Implementing Graduation Counts: State Progress to Date, 2008
- Implementing Graduation Counts: State Progress to Date, 2006
- Report of the NGA Task Force on State High School Graduation Data
- Compact on State High School Graduation Data
- Guidance on State Implementation and Reporting