Education Report Roundup

NASSP Addresses Graduation Rates

By Jeff Archer — April 19, 2005 1 min read

“What Counts: Defining and Improving High School Graduation Rates,” is available from the National Association of Secondary School Principals. ()

Improving high school graduation rates requires a greater national consensus on how such rates should be calculated, as well as substantially more federal dollars, suggests a report from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

The NASSP report describes the myriad ways in which different states compute the percentages of students who earn a high school diploma.

Among other recommendations, it calls for additional money for adolescent-literacy programs and for graduation requirements that stress mastery of subject matter over “seat time” in courses.