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Stat of the Week — June 21, 2006

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Twenty-four states offer an advanced diploma or other form of recognition for students exceeding standard diploma requirements, according to an EPE analysis of state statutes related to graduation requirements for Diplomas Count 2006. Twenty-six states offer an alternative credential for students not meeting the criteria for a standard diploma, such as a certificate for students who fail the exit exam but satisfy other graduation requirements.

Copyright 2006 Education Week (http://www.edweek.org)

To find out more about graduation policies in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, access the Education Counts database.

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