The on-time graduation rate by subgroup expresses the percentage of students in that subgroup in a
cohort who earned a Board of Education-approved diploma within four
years of entering high school for the first time. Percentages are based
on longitudinal student-level data and account for student mobility and
retention and promotion patterns.
The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) publishes annual
state-level, division-level and school-level cohort reports that detail
outcomes for students who entered the ninth-grade for the first time
together and were scheduled to graduate four years later. Cohort
reports include the Virginia data on students who graduated on time,
dropped out, remained in school, or left on long-term leave, as well as
students in the cohort whose records were properly reported to the state
but whose status is unconfirmed.
Virginia Department of Education
Last updated: January 2017