Youth in foster care who graduated high school on time in California

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Definitions: Children Now used graduation rates from the cohort outcome data for Foster Youth. Due to changes in the methodology for calculating the 2016-17 Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate and subsequent years, the California Department of Education strongly discourages against comparing the 2016-17 Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate with the cohort data from prior years. An asterisk (*) appears where there are ten or fewer students to protect student privacy. Numbers and percentages are rounded to the nearest whole number.

Data Source: California Department of Education, DataQuest (n.d.). Student Demographic – Four-Year Cohort Graduation Rate & Outcome data, subgroup Foster Youth, 2015-16 & 2016-17. Retrieved August 2018 from

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Asterisks (*)

An asterisk indicates that data should be interpreted with caution. Asterisks were used to note low number of events (fewer than 10) or unstable data with large confidence intervals. Data or estimates with low numbers and large confidence intervals indicate that a data point may not be a true representation of the larger population.