Individual states allow education teams to change the graduation requirements for students with disabilities, leading to students graduating with a less rigorous program of study.
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November 18, 2016
October 17, 2016
The graduation rate among students with disabilities reached 64.6 percent in the 2014-15 school year, the highest since the Education Department started requiring states to use the same measure.
June 15, 2016
The change requires superintendents to determine if a student has met the learning standards for a high school course, rather than relying solely on end-of-course test scores.
January 21, 2016
Advocates pushing for a 90 percent graduation rate by 2020 say that goal cannot be achieved without better performance by students with disabilities, as well as students from other groups.
July 23, 2015
Several students with disabilities were among those visiting the White House as part of the "Beating the Odds Summit," a project of Michelle Obama's initiative advocating for college attendance.
June 09, 2015
This year's issue of Diplomas Count focuses on postsecondary transition, including the different diploma options that are given to students with individualized education programs.
June 04, 2015
The 10th annual Diplomas Count report explores the different experiences of students with disabilities, as they leave high school and head to college or to work.
May 12, 2015
The report notes that the overall graduation rate is climbing nationally, but students with disabilities still lag their typically-developing peers.
January 28, 2015
Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.
January 15, 2015
Individualized education program teams have the authority to create alternate grade progression and graduation standards for some students with disabilities, but the policy is proving challenging to enact.