DCPS Graduation Rates Plunge After New Calculation
As expected, DCPS has released new stats showing far lower graduation rates than the school system had previously cited. The new stats show rates of 58.6 percent, a steep drop from the 73 percent reported a year ago, the Post reports.
Back in January, WAMU reported that DCPS had been calculating the graduation rate with a "generous" formula, which is common throughout the country. It wasn't until the national graduation rate got to 90 percent that researchers decided to scrutinize the numbers. DCPS also released rates for each high school: Check out the document below: