Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement is dedicated to strengthening, coordinating and aligning resources to reduce the Colorado dropout rate and ensure graduation and school completion and will advance efforts across the state to support planning and implementation of effective practices at the local level. The Dropout Prevention and Student Engagement Unit includes six programs and initiatives and in 2010-11 represents over $31 million in funding to support districts, schools, educators and students.
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Colorado Continues Steady Gains on Graduation Rate
Data released Thursday, January 24, 2013 by the Colorado Department of Education shows the statewide on-time graduation rate for the class of 2012 increased 1.5 percentage points to 75.4 percent as compared to last year. The on-time graduation rate stood at 73.9 percent for the class of 2011.
Class of 2012 Graduation Rate
The statewide on-time graduation rate for the class of 2012 increased to 75.4 percent. This marks a 1.5 percentage point increase over the on-time graduation of 73.9 percent for the class or 2011.
2011-12 Annual Dropout Rate
This is the state's sixth consecutive year for reducing (improving) its dropout rate. The 2011-12 dropout rate is 2.9 percent - a 0.1 percentage point improvement over the prior year. Colorado's public schools generated 488 fewer dropouts in 2011-12 than in the 2010-11 school year. Compared to the 2005-06 school year, when the dropout rate was 4.5 percent, the state generated 5,775 fewer dropouts in 2011-12.
Clarification on National Graduation Rates
The U.S. Department of Education recently released national graduation rate data.