Graduation Rates - Forsyth County Schools

Report
Forsyth County Schools
Sue Derison, Information Systems
September 10, 2010
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Enrollment and Withdrawal reported in
Student Data Record file and each year end
(AYP, State Report Card)
Codes for enrollment type and withdrawal
type are mandated by this report
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“A” Home School
“B” Previous WD
“C” Continuing
“I” After Incarceration
“N” Never attended (K)
“O” From other state or
country
“P” From Private School
“R” Re-entered other
“S” After illness
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“T” From another GA
system
“U” Within same system
“V” SB10
“W” School Choice
“S” USCO
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“C” Court or Legal
“D” Death
“G” HS Graduation
“H” Home Study
“T” Another GA
system
“V” Advanced in
system
“W” transfer in system
“X” Out of state,
country or to private
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“Y” SB10 to State
School
“Z” SB10 to private
“1” SB10 to public
“2” School Choice
“3” USCO (Safe
School)
“4” DJJ
“5” Non-compulsory
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“B” Marriage
“E” Expelled
“F” Financial
Hardship/Job
“I” Incarcerated
“L” Low
Grades/Failure
“M” Military
“O” Adult Ed/Post
Secondary (GED)
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“P” Pregnant/Parent
“R” Removed for Lack
of Attendance
“S” Serious
Illness/Accident
“U” Unknown
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Graduation Rate is used as Second Indicator
for high schools in AYP
◦ Schools must have 4 years of data
◦ West 2010-11; Lambert 2013-14
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Graduation Rate and Drop Out Rates are
given in the State Report Card issued by
Office of Student Achievement
Year
GA
FCS
2010
79.9%
89.1%
2009
78.9%
87.5%
2008
75.4%
85.8%
2007
72.3%
83.4%
2006
70.8%
81.2%
2005
69.4%
80.4%
2004
65.4%
78%
SubGroup
2007
2008
2009
2010
Hispanic
48%
56%
73%
79%
Students with
Disabilities
51%
58%
53%
55%
Limited English
Proficient (LEP)
40%
43%
54%
53%
Economically
Disadvantaged
48%
56%
66%
73%
2010 -11
Diploma
Recipients
(Regular Ed)
2008
9th
Grade
Drop
Outs
2009
10th
Grade
Drop
Outs
2010
11th
Grade
Drop
Outs
2011
12th
Grade
Drop
Outs
2011
Completers
(5th yr, SE,
Att)
2010 -11
Diploma
Recipients
(Regular Ed)
Apples to Oranges
Leaver Method: THOSE WHO LEAVE
Cohort Method:
THOSE WHO STAY TO FINISH WITH THEIR
CLASS IN 4 YEARS
Required by NCLB all states to implement
no later than 2012.
Requires use of unique Identifier system.
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In Four Consecutive School Years Plus the
Following Summer:
◦ First time 9th graders (Date entered 9th Grade)
◦ Add into group each year all students transferring
into the school who have same first time 9th grade
year
◦ Subtract all students withdrawing in each of those
years
 Students found in other districts or documentation
confirms non Drop-out will not count against a school
 School in GA that has most recent enrollment will be
“charged” with the student
On-Time
Graduates
On-Time
Graduates
Other
Completers
SpEd or Att
Off-Track
Continuers
>4 yrs
Dropouts
Unknowns
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Indiana
◦ 2006 Persistence Rate: 90%
◦ 2007 Cohort Rate: 76.5%
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North Carolina
◦ 2005 On-Time Rate: 96.1%
◦ 2006 cohort Rate: 68.1%
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Mississippi
◦ 2003 Completion: 81.3%
◦ 2005 Cohort: 60.8%
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Change in demographics: increase in
subgroups
Continued resource allocation for
documentation of withdrawals
School and community understanding of what
the graduation rate means and how it will
change
Data Quality..Data Quality..Data Quality
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