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Monday, March 7, 2016
Where the Lost Students Went
With the Escambia County School District's recent improvement in graduation rates, some questioned the uptick. Some blog comments from some posters even went so far as to insinuate that numbers of students were mis-coded purposely to make the graduation rate appear better than it really is.
Some wondered what happened to the cohort's numbers, a cohort that saw a reduction of nearly 1000 students over the four year period that culminated with the graduation of the class of 2015 in May of 2015.
So during a recent workshop I asked the question about this reduction in student numbers, and I asked for data backup to know for sure where the lost students went.
Today I received the data. Below is a one page paper showing the breakdown of the missing students and the codes corresponding to the reason for the students' withdrawal from our district.