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State Testing Graduation Requirements

WA Comprehensive Assessment Program

Graduation Requirements - Update
With the passage of House Bill (HB) 1599 in Spring 2019, we are expecting to see some changes made to the state testing graduation requirements.  The state is now referring to these graduation requirements as "Graduation Pathways."

Note: One side effect of this change is that there will no longer be a High School SBA Fall Retake Test Window.

We do want to emphasize that, contrary to what you may have heard, this change in the law does not completely disconnect state testing from graduation requirementsState tests in English Language Arts (ELA) and Math are still one means of meeting certain graduation requirements on these "Pathways."
And state testing in high school is still a state and federal requirement for all students (ELA and Math in the 10th grade, and Science in the 11th grade).

The State Board of Education is in the process of working through the details as to how the changes to the law will be applied.  The final rules are expected to be published in November 2019.

If you wish to review the information the state has provided regarding this change in the law, that information is available at this link.

As always, if you have any concerns about meeting your graduation requirements, please make an appointment to speak to your school counselor.

Other State and District Graduation Requirements

In addition to the State Testing-related Graduation Pathways, there are other requirements each student must meet to be eligible to graduate.  Please refer to our Graduation Requirements web page for further information about all other graduation requirements.

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