Based on data reported by state education agencies to the National Center for Education Statistics, this report presents on-time graduation rates for public school students in the school years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004. The U.S. Department of Education has identified this Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate (AFGR) as an important interim measure in response to a growing concern regarding the accuracy and compatibility of state-reported graduation data. Because this measure does not capture information about individual students who transfer in and out, as does the preferred National Governors Association recommended measure, it is considered an interim approach.
The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools from the Common Core of Data: 2002-03 and 2003-04
U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics