A Call for High School Reform

In the early 2000’s, researchers began questioning state-reported dropout statistics. The numbers of high school students reported to be dropping out seemed very low compared to the numbers of students actually graduating. As Director of Research and Evaluation at the Colorado Children’s Campaign, I was asked to explore this issue. After a very interesting investigation, I solved the mystery. This report became the basis by which Colorado law was changed related to the reporting of high school dropout statistics.