Report: Real High School Grad Rate Hard to Determine

Posted by on February 9, 2009

Chasing the High School Graduation Rate: Getting the Data We Need and Using It Right: Educational Testing Service

This newly released publication examines data indicating that a much greater investment is needed in the national Census Bureau survey showing what percentage of the population, from different age and sub-groups, has graduated from high school. In addition, the report specifies the additional data and quality control needed to enable the National Center for Education Statistics to make more accurate estimates of state graduation rates. The report was written by Paul E. Barton, a Senior Associate for the ETS Policy Information Center.

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