The National Center for Learning Disabilities recently reported some concerning data about how students with learning disabilities (LD) are leaving high school. An alarming proportion of students with LD drop out or leave school without a regular diploma.
At the time of the report, Virginia offered a regular diploma in addition to four other certificate options.
61% of Virginia’s students with LD graduated with a regular diploma; this compares to a nationwide rate of 68%. The report also includes comparisons of four-year adjusted cohort graduation rates for all students and students with disabilities. Virginia’s rate for all students in 2010-11 was 82% but only 47% for students with disabilities.
The full report, interesting and important reading for parents and caregivers of students with learning and other disabilities in Virginia, is available at www.ld.org/diplomareport
Those registering at http://ncld.convio.net/site/PageNavigator/DiplomasatRiskRegistrationPage.html can also view the webinar that accompanied the report’s release.