Tracking Progress of Homeless Students

Tracking Progress of Homeless Students

February 14, 2019

Alyson Klein reports for Education Week that according to a recent analysis by Education Leads Home, homeless students “are less likely to graduate from high school than other low-income children, and the general population.” ELH “analyzed graduation rate data for the 2016-17 school year in 26 states” and “found that just 64 percent of homeless students graduate from high school, compared to a national average of 77.6 percent for low-income students and 84.1 percent for all students.” For the first time ESSA is requiring states to “break out test performance for homeless students, military-connected children, and foster children.”