State Assessment Requirements for High School Diploma and Graduation
Diploma Requirements (Student Accounting)
State Assessment Requirements for a Standard Diploma
Class of 2016 and Earlier• Pass all sections of the HSPE; math (242+), reading (300+), science (300+) and writing (7.0+)• Participate in the college and career readiness assessment (spring 2015 - ACT Plus Writing) Class of 2017, 2018
• Pass all courses with which the four End-of-Course (EoC) exams are aligned, and Participate in four EoC exams, Math I, Math II, ELA I, ELA II; must be enrolled in/complete eligible courses prior to testing (Algebra1 and/or Algebra 2, Geometry, Grade 10 English)
• Participate in the college and career readiness assessment (ACT with writing, spring 2016 & spring 2017)
Class of 2019
• Pass all courses with which the four End-of-Course (EoC) exams are aligned, and Pass all four End-of-Course (EoC) exams including Math I, Math II, ELA I, ELA II; must be enrolled in/complete eligible courses prior to testing (Algebra1 and/or Algebra 2, Geometry, Grade 10 English)• Participate in the college and career readiness assessment Class of 2020 and later • Pass all courses with which the four End-of-Course (EoC) exams are aligned, and Pass all four End-of-Course (EoC) exams including Math I, Math II, English Language Arts (ELA), and Science; must be enrolled in/complete eligible courses prior to testing (Algebra1 and/or Algebra 2, Geometry, Grade 10 English, Biology/Life Science)• Participate in the college and career readiness assessmentBeginning with the 2017 cohort, students may qualify for a standard diploma only after they take and pass** four End of Course (EOC) exams, participate in the College and Career Readiness (CCR) assessment during their junior year, and meet all other graduation requirements.
- Class of 2017/2018--Informational Letter: English Español
- Class of 2019--Informational Letter: English Español
- Class of 2020/Later--Informational Letter: English --
*A student's graduation year is set when a student first enrolls in high school. Early graduates must meet the requirements for their original graduation (cohort grad) year.
Alternative to High School Diploma
High School Equivalency (HSE)The HSE program is for students who have not yet graduated from high school and are seeking the HSE credential through taking the GED, Hi-SET, or TASC examinations. Note: High school equivalency does not equate to a standard high school diploma and may not be accepted in place of a diploma. Consult with a counselor and check entry requirements for desired career paths and post-secondary institutions.Local Options:
HSPE Registration and Remediation Information for Students, Class of 2016 and Earlier
The Nevada High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) consists of the Math, Reading, Science and Writing tests. To be eligible for a standard or advanced Nevada high school diploma, students in graduating classes of 2016 and earlier must pass all subject areas of the high school proficiency examination and otherwise satisfy the requirements for graduation from high school (NRS 389.805).
---HSPE Calendar for 2016-2017 School Year
MATH October 17
June 19 READING October 18
June 20 WRITING October 19 February 15 April 5 June 21 SCIENCE October 20 February 16 April 6 June 22
• Southern Nevada RPDP (rpdp.net) - resources aligned to Nevada standards and assessmentsLearn Online! There are a number of resources available online to help students learn and review skills and content for multiple subjects. Keep in mind that all instructional resources do not align directly with standards taught and assessed as part of the Nevada HSPE assessment series. Aside from those listed above, try...♦ Khan Academy (a not-for-profit organization with a goal of providing free access to quality education materials and resources in multiple subjects - math, science, humanities and finance).
Nevada state law requires that a student who needs to take one or more tests as an adult, must furnish the state or district institution administering the examination evidence of completion of appropriate remedial study. The remedial study must have been completed since the last attempt at the test.
---Information for Adult and Home-Schooled Students
- 2016-2017 HSPE Information for Adult and Home-Schooled Students (pdf)
- Millennium Scholarship
---RISE Academy for Adult Achievement, Washoe County School DistrictRISE Academy for Adult Achievement offers education services to adult students 18 years and older at no cost. Adult students who have not yet passed all sections of the HSPE may enroll in teacher-taught and online preparatory courses, or students may register to participate in the HSPE only.To register:
- Go to > www.washoeschools.net/rise
- Register as a student. Scroll down to Quick Links and launch the "Online Registration" form and complete and submit the application.
- Meet with a counselor. Call ahead to check on counselor availability, 337-9939, then go to: 1301 Cordone Ave, 2nd Floor.
- After you are enrolled with RiSE Academy, you will then be able to register for the HSPE test date: https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/3674.
1301 Cordone Ave (2nd Floor)
Reno, NV 89502