Governor Brown To Decide Fate of California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
Governor Jerry Brown has until October 11th to sign or veto legislation to retroactively award high school diplomas to students who failed the high school exit exam.
High school exit exam suspension: SB 172, authored by Sen. Carol Liu, D-La Cañada Flintridge, would address the future and the past of the California High School Exit Exam, or CAHSEE. High school students have been required to pass English and math portions of the exam to graduate from high school since 2006. The bill would let former high school students who failed the test as far back as 2006 be awarded diplomas, as long as they passed all of their required classes. The bill also would suspend the exam as a graduation requirement for the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. That would give educators and lawmakers time to decide whether to require a new test or use other measures for graduation. Already, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a related bill that allowed seniors from the Class of 2015 to graduate if they didn’t pass the exam. The emergency legislation went through after the July exam was cancelled, giving seniors who had failed the exam no chance to retake it.
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Parent Testing Waiver
Each spring students in grades 3-8 and grades 10-11 will be administered one or more of the following standardized assessments:
- CST Science
- CMA Science
- CAPA Science
- EAP exams.
If you do not wish your student to take any of the above listed exams, please contact an administrator at your school to make appointment to discuss the waiver process.
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE)
The California High School Exit Exam has been suspended by the California Department of Education. As more information is available we will update this ...more
CALIFORNIA ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT TEST (CELDT/ELPAC)
State law enacted in 1999 requires school districts to assess the English language development of all English Learners (ELs) and of new ...more
PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST (PFT)
State law requires school districts to administer the Physical Fitness Test annually to all students in grades five, seven and nine. The state-designated PFT is the ...more
ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM (AP)
The Advanced Placement Program was established over 40 years ago by the College Board, a national nonprofit organization. AP consists of college-level courses in 21 ...more
SCHOOL QUALITY SNAPSHOT
The California Department of Education staff developed the School Quality Snapshot Web application last year using existing state resources. Since the program was unveiled in ...more
SMARTER BALANCED/STAR FOR 2015-16
The Smarter Balanced Testing window will open on April 26, 2016. For the 2015-16 school year, CalMAPP is comprised of the following: summative assessment for English ...more