CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will host a media call-in at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 21 to discuss the 2018-19 Wyoming’s high school graduation rate. State Superintendent Jillian Balow and other WDE staff will be available to discuss the graduation rate and answer questions.
Media may join by Uberconference, or by calling 1-888-670-9530 or 307-438-9905. Media may also join us in person in room 227 of the Herschler East Building, 122 W. 25th St. Suite E200, in Cheyenne.
Full graduation rate statistics for the 2018-19 school year will be available on Tuesday morning. Since the 2009-10 school year, the WDE has calculated graduation rates using the Federal Four-Year Adjusted Cohort methodology established by the U.S. Department of Education, which complies with federal law that requires all states to calculate graduation rates exactly the same. Students are counted in the four-year (or “on-time”) high school graduation rate if they earn a diploma by September 15 following their cohort’s fourth year. Five- and six-year graduation rates are also calculated, and can be viewed with the rest of the graduation rate data.
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Michelle Panos, Communications Director