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Indicator 1 - Graduation

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Percent of youth with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) graduating from high school with a regular high school diploma.
(20 U.S.C. 1416 (a)(3)(A))



States must report data for children with disabilities using an adjusted cohort graduation rate required under the ESEA. Colorado defines this as:  [Number of students with disabilities who received a regular diploma in four years or less of entering from 9th grade] DIVIDED BY [Number of students with disabilities entering from 9th grade (plus the number of transfers in minus the number of verified transfers out)]

*Students who were reported as students with disabilities at any grade between 9th and 12th are included in the cohort as students with disabilities.

Several changes have occurred in Indicator 1 over the last 5 years. 

  • The target had historically been 80% for this indicator. This changed for the data reported for SY 2015-16 when a new target was calculated.
  • SY 2015-16 was the last year that the 4-yr Cohort was used.
  • SY 2016-17 was the first year that the 7-yr Cohort was used.

How is Colorado doing on this indicator?


Additional Resources


For more information, contact:

Miki Imura
Email Miki Imura
Phone: (303) 866-6976

Alyssa Ohleyer
Email Alyssa Ohleyer
Phone: (303) 866-6308

Orla Bolger
Email Orla Bolger
Phone: (303) 866-6896

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