High School report card: TX 88%, KS 83%, CO 74%, OK no report
The U.S. Department of Education has released a first-ever list detailing state-by-state four-year high school graduation rates from the 2010-2011 academic year using a common, more rigorous measure. Based on this new methodology, Texas had a graduation rate of 88%, Kansas 83% and Colorado just 74%. No data was reported for Oklahoma. Iowa had the highest rate at 88%. Nevada was the lowest scoring state at 62%. Click here for further background and the full study results, including breakdowns by racial and ethnic groups and special student populations.