Graduation and College and Career Readiness
In this area we track four, five, and sixyear high school graduation rates as well as how many students take advantage of college and career opportunities.
Graduation
Four, five, and sixyear high school graduation rates
FourYear Graduation Rate
What does this mean?
This measures the percent of students graduating within four years with a high school diploma. The data for graduation rates is one year behind the data for other accountability measures.
How was this calculated?
The NM PED uses the "adjusted cohort" method to calculate graduation rates. Each student is assigned to a graduation cohort when they first enter any of the grades 912. Each cohort is named for the year the students in the cohort are anticipated to graduate. If a student attends more than one high school, the NM PED assigns a proportion of the accountability for graduation to each school the student attends.
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FiveYear Graduation Rate
What does this mean?
This measures the percent of students graduating within five years with a high school diploma. The data for graduation rates is one year behind the data for other accountability measures.
How was this calculated?
The NM PED uses the "adjusted cohort" method to calculate graduation rates. Each student is assigned to a graduation cohort when they first enter any of the grades 912. Each cohort is named for the year the students in the cohort are anticipated to graduate. If a student attends more than one high school, the NM PED assigns a proportion of the accountability for graduation to each school the student attends.
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SixYear Graduation Rate
What does this mean?
This measures the percent of students graduating within six years with a high school diploma. The data for graduation rates is one year behind the data for other accountability measures.
How was this calculated?
The NM PED uses the "adjusted cohort" method to calculate graduation rates. Each student is assigned to a graduation cohort when they first enter any of the grades 912. Each cohort is named for the year the students in the cohort are anticipated to graduate. If a student attends more than one high school, the NM PED assigns a proportion of the accountability for graduation to each school the student attends.
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Graduation Rates over Time

FourYear Graduation Rate

FiveYear Graduation Rate

SixYear Graduation Rate
What does this mean?
This measures the percent of students graduating within four, five, and six years with a high school diploma, over time.
How was this calculated?
The NM PED uses the "adjusted cohort" method to calculate graduation rates. Each student is assigned to a graduation cohort when they first enter any of the grades 912. Each cohort is named for the year the students in the cohort are anticipated to graduate. If a student attends more than one high school, the NM PED assigns a proportion of the accountability for graduation to each school the student attends.
Graduation by race/ethnicity
Graduation by student group
Graduation Rate Growth
Growth of the 4year rate
What does this mean?
Graduation growth measures the increase or decrease in the 4year graduation rate from previous years.
How was this calculated?
Graduation growth is calculated by subtracting the graduation rate from two years prior from the current graduation rate and dividing by two. If the graduation rate from two years prior is unavailable, then the graduation rate from one year prior is used instead. If the graduation rate from one year prior is also not available, then graduation growth is not calculated.
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