Oregon's Year-Over-Year High School Graduation Rate Flat at 68 Percent

Friday, February 1, 2013

The on-time graduation rate for Oregon high school students in the class of 2012 is up, but barely.

The Oregonian reported that state figures showed the rate rose by less than a percentage point and remains at 68 percent.

Gov. John Kitzhaber and his chief education officer, Rudy Crew, call 68 percent unacceptably low.

Meeting the state's goal of having all students complete high school by 2025 would require a higher rate of improvement, about 1.5 percentage points a year.

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