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Tuesday, May 1, 2012

District and School Graduation Rates, Reinforcing Need for New Graduation Requirements

Christie Administration Releases District and School Graduation Rates, Reinforcing Need for New Graduation Requirements

Trenton, NJ - Reinforcing the need for new graduation requirements not only to increase the number of high school graduates but to ensure that students who do graduate from high school are college and career ready, the Christie Administration today released district and school graduation rates along with graduate pathway information. "As we look at these new graduation rates across the state, the question we must continue to ask ourselves is not only whether students are graduating from high school, but whether we are truly preparing them to be ready for the demands of the 21st century. These results reinforce the need for the new end-of-course assessments not only to increase the number of high school graduates, but to increase the number of graduates ready for college and career," said Acting Commissioner Chris Cerf. "We should approach these results with both confidence and humility - we continue to be among the leaders in the nation, but we can still do more to make sure every child, regardless of zip code, has an equal opportunity in life." 

District and state level graduation rates: http://www.state.nj.us/education/data/grate/11rates.pdf
Graduate pathway information: http://www.state.nj.us/education/data/grate/11type.pdf
Release is here: http://www.state.nj.us/education/news/2012/0501grad.htm