The new calculation includes only those students who graduated in four years, as required by No Child Left Behind, but attempts to track individual students through high school and separately lists those who took more than four years.
"A lot can happen in four years," Pratt said. "This is helpful in identifying the problem."
The MEA will hold a hearing Sept. 4 in Traverse City to gather community input on ways to keep students in school.
About Adequate yearly progress
Adequate yearly progress, or AYP, results for the region's school districts can be found at www.michigan.gov/mde. Click on "Michigan School Report Cards." The database is searchable by school name, district name, city and county.