MN data shows higher graduation rates for career/tech ed. students

Sen. Franken speaking with a Forest Lake High School CTE student

Sen. Franken speaking with a Forest Lake High School CTE student

 

 

Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) data shows much higher high school graduation rates for students who took at least 240 hours of career or technical education (CTE), about 2-3 courses.  See table below.

Forest Lake career tech student pictured above with Senator Al Franken on a recent visit to Forest Lake High School’s program.

 

MDE Statewide 4 year Graduation Rates

 

Overall

(2012 graduate data; 2013 data has not yet been released)

Those who took 2-3 CTE courses

(240 hours)

2013 graduates

African American

51.0

67.37

American Indian

45.5

74.58

Asian/Pacific Islander

74.0

82.0

Hispanic

53.0

77.49

Economically Disadvantaged

59.5

79.63

English Language Learner

51.4

73.48

White

84.0

91.0

Individuals with Disabilities

56.0

69.0

All Students

77.6

88.03

*Source: MN Dept. of Ed. State Basic 4S1 – NCLB Grad Rate Carl Perkins Core Indicator

 

The MDE data report is available here:

[Note: Text in red was added by CSC to clarify the report for readers.]

MDE 1 page Carl Perkins CTE grad rates 2012-13

SCREENSHOT MDE 1 page Carl Perkins CTE grad rates 2012-13