A new report from the US Department of Education shows significant gaps between the graduation rate for all students and the graduation rate for special education students in Alabama.
U.S. Department of Education data shows that for 2011-2012, the state had overall graduation rate of 75 percent, while special education students had a graduation rate of 54 percent – a 21 point achievement gap.
The report found big gaps overall throughout the country. Special education cover a wide range of students, from children with learning disabilities such as ADHD to medically fragile students and students with significant learning disabilities.
Nevada had the lowest special education graduation rate, which was just 24 percent of its special education students gradating on time.
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