by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Summary of Graduation Data, 1999-2009
- 390 students have graduated and/or aged out of the schools in the past 10 years.
- 55% of the students who left the schools in the past 10 years did not earn academically based exit documents.
- Only 45% of students exited would have been qualified to enter two or four year institutions of higher learning
Source: NC Department of Health and Human Services, “Plans to Achieve Efficiencies of Scale and Ensure the Appropriate Education of Students with Visual and Hearing Impairments,” May 1, 2010, p. 44.