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Iowa Education Department admits decade-old error as it releases new graduation rates

Posted on AllSides May 3rd, 2024
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Iowa Department of Education released the class of 2023 graduation figures with a notice that past graduation numbers had been accidently inflated because of a possibly decade-old code error. Graduation rates for at least the last 10 years were "calculated and reported at a higher than actual rate" by a code error, according to a Department of Education news release on Friday. "The department’s Information and Analysis Services team discovered that mobile students who transferred between districts and later dropped out had been inadvertently removed from the student cohort rather...

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