January 21, 2021
CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Department of Education (WDE) will host a virtual media conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to discuss the 2019-20 Wyoming high school graduation rate. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jillian Balow and other WDE staff will be available to discuss the graduation rate and answer questions.
Media may register in advance here. After registering, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the press conference.
Full graduation rate statistics for the 2019-20 school year will be available 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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Linda Finnerty, Communications Director