Indiana’s Waiver Request Regarding Inclusion of All Indiana High School Diplomas in Graduation Rate Calculations
We believe that the difference between the State’s and the new federal definition of a “regular high school diploma” will negatively impact Indiana’s published graduation rates, misidentify schools as needing comprehensive support, and create unnecessary confusion and mistrust of our accountability systems. Therefore, the IDOE is seeking a waiver from the federal definition that precludes students who obtain a general diploma from counting in our graduation rates. Comments voicing your agreement or disapproval of this waiver request are being solicited from stakeholders. Our request is available for your review and your input must be submitted and received by December 2nd for inclusion in Indiana’s waiver request. We urge your consideration, feedback and timely response.
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