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To determine the denominator, the following categories of students were not counted in the total: Students who transferred to regular education, students who moved and were known to be continuing, and students who died. The following categories were included in the denominator: Students who graduated with a diploma, students who received a certificate, students who reached maximum age, and students who dropped out.
A certificate is a document that students who leave school can be issued if they did not meet the same standards for graduation as students without disabilities. Examples of certificates include a modified diploma, a certificate of completion, and an alternate degree that is not fully aligned with the State’s educational standards.
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