What is the definition of "on-time graduates"?
The number of on-time graduates is the count of students who earn diplomas within four years of the first time they entered grade 9. GED diploma recipients in high school exit option programs, as well as special diploma recipients, are not counted as graduates. However, students in the cohort who received a standard high school diploma through an adult education program are counted as graduates.
There is an indicator in Step 1b of Problem Solving for four year and five year graduation rates. The five-year graduation rate is a follow-up to the prior year’s four-year cohort.