Understanding the true graduation rate in Dallas ISD is critical to understanding what is happening to Dallas children. The first draft of the graph below was produced over a year ago to help clarify the issues relating to graduation rates. It tracks four critical measurements related to graduation rates within DISD. Now, with this 2011 version, each measurement is updated with one more year of data. The ongoing progress by DISD is shown in this graph. Each measurement improved a minimum of 4.3 percentage points to as much as 9.4 percentage points!
If anyone wants copies of the spreadsheets and data sources used to create this chart, please email email@example.com. Critical readings of the data are welcome! All data comes from publicly available sources, mostly TEA. The only data no longer easy to locate online are the enrollment by grade counts for DISD schools as of 11-05-10. These were used as the source for current enrollment numbers for the 2010-2011 school year. They are probably the most error prone of any numbers used to create this chart. They are still probably well over 99% accurate as a projection of the "official" enrollment counts that should appear on the TEA web site within the next 4 months.