The article explains how older students who transfer to adult education or other alternative education settings are considered transfers by their schools or origin. These students are not included in the new calculations for the schools in which the students were previously enrolled. The over-age students who have fallen off the 4-year expected track to graduate are not counted with the previous school in turn inflating the graduation rates of those schools and districts.
What are your school's experiences with the federal 4-year cohort graduation rate guidelines? How can alternative accountability help?