by Dr. Terry Stoops
Director of the Center for Effective Education, John Locke Foundation
Yeah, I know. Graduation rates are not test scores.
The four-year “cohort” graduation rate is the percentage of students who enter ninth grade and graduate four years later. Last year, 86.5 percent of students graduated with their freshman cohort in four years. This was slightly higher than the 2017-18 cohort graduation rate of 86.3 percent.