Oregon’s High School Class of 2020: Interactive Displays

The Class of 2020 represents OCID’s first opportunity to fully examine available state data on the lifespan of students from birth to graduation age in 2020. Use OCID’s Class of 2020 interactive displays to explore the data and investigate questions about the Class of 2020. Areas of investigation include connections between multiple programs, trends over time, and potential disparities in outcomes.

Together, with the companion analyses, these products set the foundation for building a deeper understanding of the class of 2020, provide context for in-depth analyses, and aim to spark additional areas of potential inquiry for OCID.

Important Things to Know
  • Measures of educational success can take different forms such as career and technical education, apprenticeship pathways, generalized equivalency diploma (GED), and 4-year or extended high school graduation. Of these outcomes, OCID currently only has access to 4-year high school graduation data for the 2020 class.
  • Personal characteristics such as race and ethnicity or geography are intended to act as a proxy for experiences or exposures that cannot be measured accurately and completely with available data, such as systemic racism, toxic stress, or lack of access to resources. These data do not fully describe an individual’s identity or experience.
  • Causal relationships between characteristics and outcomes or explanations for patterns cannot be drawn from this analysis. OCID’s subsequent in-depth analyses will use advanced statistical methods to better understand patterns and relationships.
  • Currently, OCID only includes children born in Oregon from 2001 onwards. We estimate that 25% of children who are current Oregon residents were not born in the state and, thus, are not included in OCID. Please visit the Explore OCID page for more information.
  • In order to protect the identities of individuals in the OCID population, and in adherence to data use agreements covering release of the data, results are suppressed if they do not meet minimum reporting thresholds. Please visit the Dataset Overview page for details.
Learn About the Student Cohorts
  • The “Class of 2020” is the focus of this analysis—it is the first time OCID has information from birth through 4-year high school graduation.
    • The Class of 2020 is defined here as public high school students born in Oregon who did or did not graduate within 4 years.
  • The “multiclass 9th-grade cohort” combines 4 classes of 9th grader to increase the sample size and allow for more detailed analysis.
    • The multiclass 9th-grade cohort is defined here as 4 classes (2016-2017 through 2019-2020) of public school 9th graders born in Oregon.
  • The Oregon Department of Education (ODE) metric of being “on-track to graduate” is used as a proxy for graduation for the multiclass 9th-grade cohort.
    • Being on-track to graduate at the end of 9th grade is defined here as attaining at least 25% of the credits needed for graduation.
    • ODE research has shown that the on-track to graduate metric is strongly predictive of graduation outcomes.