1 Because the findings are based on universe survey data, no statistical tests were conducted. All rates (i.e., Averaged Freshman Graduation Rates (AFGR) and event dropout rates) are calculated based on counts of diploma recipients, dropouts, and student enrollments reported by state education agencies. Diploma and dropout counts for California and Nevada were imputed based on prior year reporting.
2 The rate excludes 1,169 diplomas awarded in Maine to students attending private schools that receive the majority of their funding from public sources.
3 The rate for American Indians/Alaska Natives excludes students served in schools operated by the Bureau of Indian Education. Race categories exclude Hispanic origin.
4 Calculations based on unrounded estimates.
5 Comparisons were restricted to states that reported data for both comparison years.
6 Vermont’s dropout data by race/ethnicity were suppressed because of the extent of missing data.
7 Caution should be taken when interpreting these data. Changes in the dropout data may reflect a real change or they could reflect an increased ability to identify students who dropped out.
8 California, Maryland, and Utah did not report gender for dropouts. Vermont’s district-level dropout data were suppressed because of missing data.