July 25, 2012
Four-year cohort graduation and dropout data by student group for 2010-11 are now available at the state, county, district, and school level on the Performance tab of the Accountability reports on Ed-Data.
Of the students who started high school in 2007, just over 76 percent graduated with their class in 2011, an increase of 1.5% over the previous year.
Until 2009-10, when the California Department of Education (CDE) began using student-level data to track dropouts and graduates, the graduation and dropout rates were estimates based on the number of students enrolled in grade 9 and the number who graduated four years later. The cohort data provides a more accurate picture as it tracks individual students and, for example, is able to account for students who transfer from one school to another.
How did Oakland Unified do?