Education

Faulty Dropout Data

July 13, 2005 1 min read

Two recent reports suggest that states’ methods of calculating dropout rates are understating the problem and urge more unified methods, guidelines, and tracking systems at the federal level.

Is the dropout rate an even greater problem than it appears to be? Have you noticed a similar trend in your district or state? Should the federal government be responsible for creating a more accurate graduation rate calculation procedure?

A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.