Graduation rate is one of the primary metrics used to determine whether students are prepared for college and career; however, there is no single, clear-cut definition of the metric across school districts. Moreover, the definition of the metric may change over time, even within the same district. This introduction to the two School District of Philadelphia (SDP) graduation rates explains how the metrics are calculated and how contributing factors have changed over time. It also outlines six-year trends in SDP’s graduation metrics (2013-14 through 2018-19).
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