2013 Annual Report - (Page 28)
Graduate from High School
College- & Career-Ready
High School Graduation
High school graduation is an
important milestone in life and should
be a launching pad to postsecondary
success, but too often our high
school graduates are not ready for
the demands of college or career
training. It's crucial that we ensure
students get the course content and
support they need to graduate
ready for college and career.
High school is a critical time for students to learn
course content and develop skills that will support
them in reaching their future college and career goals.
Unfortunately, too few of our students complete high
school. For the second year, we are using the new
federal definition for calculating graduation rates. Tis
calculation looks at how many 9th graders graduate with
a high school diploma within four years. In spring 2013,
as a result of the new graduation calculation method, we
reset our 2020 on-time high school graduation target to
90%. Region-wide, 74% of the Class of 2012 graduated on
time. About one-quarter of our students are not reaching
this important milestone.
Districts are striving to identify students in need of support
earlier and get them on track to graduate. Tree districts
saw increases in their graduation rates for the Class of 2012
compared to the previous class: Highline (62% to 66%),
Auburn (75% to 81%) and Kent (69% to 80%).
Similar to other indicators, graduation rates reflect
significant achievement gaps by race and ethnicity.
However, graduation rates for Black, Pacific Islander and
Hispanic student subgroups increased. Graduation is
also an area where we see fairly large achievement gaps
by gender. Male students are less likely to graduate than
female students, with rates of 70% and 78%, respectively.
Class of 2011
Class of 2012
2020 Target: 90%
78% 81% 78% 80%
or Alaskan Native
SOURCE: OSPI Report Card
ROAD MAP PROJECT ANNUAL RESULTS REPORT: DECEMBER 2013
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2013 Annual Report
Table of Contents
Introduction: What is the Road Map Project?
The Need & Opportunity
The Results Report: Indicators & Targets
Healthy & Ready for Kindergarten
Supported & Successful In School
Graduate from High School College & Career-Ready
Earn a Cllege Degree or Career Credential
Road Map Project History
2013 Annual Report