The Indy Star today ran an editorial (again) on the issue of high school dropouts.
Now, I will be the first to agree that there are far too many students that drop out of high school. But read the editorial carefully and notice the use of the words "graduating on time."
In the Star's world, if a student doesn't graduate with their age group they are a "dropout." The official dropout formulas that will be used in the future will allow schools to adjust for those that come around and get it together and earn a diploma.
I wonder what the dropout rates will be when passing the Core 40 Algebra I test becomes the "gatekeeper" course for high school education?
Currently 23.7% of Indiana students can pass that test.
It will depend on what the state does when it sets the "cut score" for passing.
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