North Carolina Window of Information on Student Education (NC WISE) is the state’s repository for student information.  The state assigns “codes” to each student enrolled (or formerly enrolled) in a North Carolina public school.  Do changes to student coding policies alter the graduation rate?  I am told that some NC Department of Public Instruction employees think so .

I do not know enough about NC WISE coding policies and procedures to know for sure, but it is worth a closer look.