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New Washington State Graduation Requirements


Class of 2013 and 2014

All general education students must meet the following requirements in order to graduate:

1. Earn a minimum of 22 credits in appropriate areas, including:

  • Algebra,
  • Geometry, and…
  • a 3rd year of advanced math (advanced algebra, accounting, financial algebra, or C.O.E. math)

2. Pass ONE of the math End of Course Assessments (algebra/Year 1 or geometry/Year 2)

3. Pass the Reading High School Profieciency Exam

4. Pass the Writing HSPE

5. Complete and present a Senior Project



Class of 2015 and Beyond

 All general education students must meet the following requirements in order to graduate:

1. Earn a minimum of 22 credits in appropriate areas, including:

  • Algebra,
  • Geometry, and…
  • a 3rd year of advanced math   (advanced algebra, accounting, financial algebra, or C.O.E. math)

2. Pass the Algebra/Year 1 End of Course Assessment (EOC)

3. Pass the Geometry/Year 2 EOC 

4. Pass the Biology EOC        

5. Pass the Reading HSPE

6. Pass the Writing HSPE

7. Complete and present a Senior Project

 

What happens if a student does not pass a HSPE or EOC?

If a student attempts and fails a HSPE or EOC two times, s/he may be eligible to submit an eCOE (an electronic, or online, Collection of Evidence).  For this option, students work closely under the supervision of an English or math teacher to master the skills and objectives outlined by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). This Collection of Evidence is submitted electronically to the state for evaluation.

Because HSPE and EOC testing only occurs twice a year, it is essential that students continue to make attempts at the tests they are not passing.  Evaluating the exams and Collections of Evidence takes a minimum of eight weeks, sometimes longer. Therefore, a senior could find himself submitting a Collection of Evidence and retaking a HSPE or EOC at the same time.  We want to make sure each of our students has every opportunity to meet state standards.
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