Educational Services: Accountability Reports & Assessment

California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

State law, enacted in 1999, authorized the development of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), which students in California public schools would have to pass to earn a high school diploma. All California public school students must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements, in order to receive a high school diploma. The CAHSEE requirement can be satisfied by passing the exam or, for students with disabilities, receiving a local waiver pursuant to Education Code Section 60851(c).

The purpose of the CAHSEE is to improve student achievement in high school and to help ensure that students who graduate from high school can demonstrate grade-level competency in reading, writing, and mathematics.

The CAHSEE consists of two parts: English–language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Test questions address California content standards that a High School Exit Examination Standards Panel, appointed by the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, determined students should know to graduate from high school.

More information: California Department of Education—About CAHSEE

More information: California Department of Education—About State Testing

California High School Exit Exam Test Scores - 2011-12


 

 

 

This page was last updated February 13, 2014

For further information contact:

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Bonnie Bell, Ed. D.

Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services

170 W San Jose Ave, Atrium Level

Claremont, CA 91711

Telephone: (909) 398-0609 x.70201

FAX: (909) 624-6274

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Pamela Kling, Administrative Secretary

(909) 398-0609 x.70202

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