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NASSP Addresses Graduation Rates

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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.

Vol. 24, Issue 32, Page 12

Published in Print: April 20, 2005, as NASSP Addresses Graduation Rates

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