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1 1 R-2 Report: Graduation A presentation to the Board of Education by Brad Stam, Chief Academic Officer Instructional Services Staff Research and Assessment Staff June 11, 2008

2 2 R-2 Academic Achievement: GRADUATION All students will meet or exceed rigorous standards in all academic disciplines. Monitoring of performance will include milestone assessments: graduation

3 3 Interpretation of the Results Policy There are two methods by which a student may attain a diploma of high school graduation. Method 1: Satisfy the graduation requirements defined by Board Policy BP Method 2: Satisfy the graduation requirements defined by Board Policy BP in the manner specified in ones IEP. Graduation: The attainment of a diploma of high school graduation.

4 4 Method 1: Satisfy graduation requirements defined by Board Policy SUMMARY OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS According to Board Policy, a diploma of high school graduation shall be granted to any student who: 1.Completes a total of 230 credits by completing the following courses in grades 9-12: i.40 credits of English ii.30 credits of Mathematics iii.30 credits of Science iv.30 credits of Social Studies v.10 credits of World Language vi.10 credits of Visual/Performing Arts vii.20 credits of Physical Education or JROTC[1][1] viii.60 credits of electives 2.Earns a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.00 in courses that satisfy graduation requirements. 3.Successfully passes the state exit examination in language arts and mathematics. (Education Code 60851, 60859) 4.Completes a senior project/exhibition during his/her 12th grade year of high school. This project shall be a serious research project or exhibition which demonstrates achievement of school-wide learning goals and designated key content standards. [1][1] Marching Band may also be used toward this requirement.

5 5 Method 2: Satisfy graduation requirements defined by Board Policy BP as specified in IEP Grade 12 Students with IEPs

6 6 UC/CSU Eligible Graduation Requirements In addition to the Board graduation requirements, UC/CSU minimum requirements include: An additional year of mathematics An additional year of World Language No physical education requirement A grade of C or better in each required course

7 7 Reasonable Progress Indicators There are two key indicators by which the staff assess graduation rates: 1)NCES Graduation Rate 2)Grade 12 Enrollment Graduation Rate The staff also reports on UC/CSU Eligible graduation rates and monitors progress on each graduation requirement in order to assess progress toward graduation.

8 8 NCES Graduation Rate Formula NCES 2006 = = G 2006 = G D D D D = 1919 = 60.8% Formula: Example:

9 9 Example of NCES Graduation Calculation NCES 2006 = 1919 = 60.8% Display of 2006 NCES Graduation Calculation

10 10 Grade 12 Enrollment Graduation Rate Formula For the year indicated, the formula is: Grade 12 graduates for the indicated year Grade 12 enrollment for the same year For 2006, Grade 12 graduates for the indicated year = 1919 = 81.7% Grade 12 enrollment for the same year 2350 Calculation of the 2006 Grade 12 Enrollment Graduation Rate Formula

11 11 Example of Grade 12 Enrollment Graduation Rate 2006 Grade 12 Enrollment Graduation Rate Comparison

12 12 Preliminary Data OUSD Graduation Rates based on the NCES definition

13 13 Preliminary Data OUSD Graduation Rates based on Grade 12 Enrollment

14 14 Preliminary Data OUSD UC/CSU Eligible Graduation Rates

15 15 Preliminary Data

16 16 Subgroup Analysis: Graduates and UC/CSU Eligible Graduates 2006

17 17 Preliminary Data

18 18 Targets and Strategies The staff plan to return in fall 2008 to report on progress in the school year, to establish targets for the school year, and to describe strategies initiated by OUSD in an effort to meet the goal of preparing all students for graduation.


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