How does ethnicity, identity, financial background or language ability affect graduation rates in public high schools? Which of the student groups below have the highest graduation rate? Rank them in order.
The student categories are selected by the National Center for Education Statistics.
The graduation rate refers to the 4-year adjusted cohort graduation rate (ACGR). It is the number of students who graduate in 4 years with a regular high school diploma divided by the number of students who form the adjusted cohort for the graduating class.
Limited English proficiency refers to students who reported speaking English "less than very well" as classified by the US Census Bureau.
Economically disadvantaged students are defined by most states based on whether the students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunch, and the eligibility for such lunch is based on the students' family income at or below around $44,000 for a family of four.
Students with disabilities are those who require special education because of disabilities including autism, communication disorders, emotional disturbances, hearing impairments, intellectual disability, orthopedic impairments, specific learning disabilities and visual impairments.