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States are setting graduation rate goals too low to spur any significant improvement, concludes a study by the Education Trust.

The Washington-based research and advocacy organization says that states set low goals for graduation-rate improvement in order to meet benchmarks for adequate yearly progress under the federal No Child Left Behind Act. Under the law, some states have set out to improve those rates by only one-tenth of 1 percent, while others have aimed to stay the same, according to the study.

Vol. 27, Issue 01, Page 5

Published in Print: August 29, 2007, as High School Graduation

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