High School Exit Examination



The Governing Board desires to ensure that District students who graduate from high school can demonstrate grade-level competency in reading, writing and mathematics and are given the opportunity to learn the subjects covered in the high school exit examination.

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that District programs and services, including but not limited to, instructional materials, staff development and remediation programs, are aligned with the high school exit exam.

The Superintendent or designee shall administer the high school exit exam in accordance with law. (Education Code 60850)

Students may be allowed to take the exam with variations, accommodations and modifications in accordance with law and administrative regulation.

Students who do not demonstrate sufficient progress toward passing the exit exam shall be provided supplemental instruction necessary to assist the students to succeed on the exam. (Education Code 60851)

Legal Reference:
Education Code
35146 Closed sessions
37252 Summer school
51041 Evaluation of educational program
60810 Assessment of language development
60850-60859 Exit examination
Code of Regulations, Title 5
1200-1225 High School Exit Examination
United States Code, Title 20
1400-1482 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
United States Code, Title 29
794 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504
Court Decisions
Smiley v. California Department of Education (2002, 9th Cir.) 45 Fed. Appx. 780
Chapman v. California Department of Education, (2002, Northern Dist. of CA) 229 F.Supp.2d 981
Management Resources:
CDE Publications
Independent Evaluation of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), Annual Report, Human
Resources Research Organization
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights Publications
The Use of Tests as Part of High-Stakes Decision-Making for Students: A Resource Guide for Educators and
Policy-Makers, December 2001
Web Sites
California Department of Education, California High School Exit Examination: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/index.asp
CSBA: http://www.csba.org
Educational Testing Service: http://www.ets.org/cahsee
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/offices/OCR

First Reading: 2/8/06

Governing Board Adoption: 3/8/06

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