National graduation rate rose from 69 percent to 78.2 percent
Between 1999 and 2011 (the most recent year for which federal long-term trend data are available), the national graduation rate rose from 69 percent to 78.2 percent, according to America’s Promise Alliance. To move toward the goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by the end of the decade, the Alliance and its collaborators have updated its online Community Guidebook, which contains 16 ready-to-use tools focused on topics such as: determining actual graduation rates; early warning systems and attendance tracking; student and school performance; and assessments of individual and organizational assets.
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