Released annually, by the Alliance of Excellent Education, America’s Promise Alliance, Civil Enterprises, and the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University, the report shows detailed progress toward the Grad Nation goal of a national on-time graduation rate of 90 percent by 2020.
The national high school graduation rate hit a record high of 81.4 percent in 2012-2013. How did students with disabilities fair? The graduation rate for students with disabilities hit 61.9 percent in 2012-2013, an increase of 2.9 percentage points since 2010-2011, but still nearly 20 points behind the national average.
It is estimated that many more students with disabilities can meet regular diploma requirements with the right supports. CEC advocates for these supports such as increased funding, access to the general education curriculum, intensive interventions, multi-tiered systems of support, transition planning, positive behavioral supports to eliminate disciplinary disproportionalities in order to help students in school and on track to graduate.