Statistics on children, youth and families in Arizona from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and Children's Action Alliance
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When calculating the graduation rates for subgroups, membership in a subgroup depends on the student’s information at his last enrollment of record. For example, if a student is an English language learner in 9th grade, exits the program as proficient, and graduates, that student will not be included in the graduation rate of the English Language Learner subgroup. If a student is an English language learner and drops out before graduating, that student will be included in the graduation rate of the English language learner subgroup.
Completed a course of study for high school, AND Passed all three high school AIMS assessments with or without augmentation;
Completed an Individual Education Plan (IEP), AND Fulfilled the AIMS requirement specified in their IEP.
Students are considered as graduating on time for the four-year graduation rate if they graduate any time prior to September 1st of the following school year.
Cohort 2021 four (4)-Year Graduation results were impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the pandemic, students moved in and out of public schools differently than in prior years, which effected many data points in education. It is important to remember that these disruptions have impacted graduation results.