Cohorts of 2001 through 2008 (Classes of 2005 through 2012)
The New York State graduation rate calculation method was first adopted for the Cohort of 2001 (Class of 2005). The cohort consists of all students who first entered ninth grade in a given school year (e.g., the Cohort of 2005 entered ninth grade in the 2005-2006 school year). Graduates are defined as those students earning either a Local or Regents diploma and exclude those earning either a special education (IEP) diploma or GED. When available, graduation rates as of both June and August (including summer graduates) are reported.
Graduation Outcomes Highlights (pdf format)
For more information on graduation requirements, click here. For information on and data relating to the New York City traditional calculation method, click here.
Presentation from New York City Council Committees on Education and Higher Education (1/19/2012)