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Federal Officials Asking Questions About Alabama’s High Graduation Rate

Alabama’s high school graduation rate, the third highest in the nation, has caught the attention of federal officials.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Inspector General confirmed they are reviewing Alabama’s graduation rates, but would not share further details until the review is complete.

A spokesperson for the Office of the Inspector General said the review is to determine whether graduation rates are being reported accurately by local school districts and what kinds of controls and monitoring the Alabama State Department of Education has in place to ensure accuracy.