In 2011, the nation’s high school graduation rate was 79%. By 2016, it was 84%. But do these increases mean that more students are achieving academically? Flat test scores during this period suggest not.

One of the ways in which schools are helping more students graduate is credit recovery – allowing students to make up a course without repeating the school year. In this episode of The Report Card, on the AEI Education podcast, host Nat Malkus talks to Nick Sproull, Danielle Cox-Jones, and Adam Tyner about the NCAA’s efforts to put some safeguards on credit recovery programs, how to ensure that credit recovery programs do not water down expectations, and pressures that schools face around accountability for their graduation rates.

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