Assessment in High School

  •  Nevada High School Assessments and Graduation Requirements (
    Pointing finger icon indicating live internet link.   Diploma Requirements (Student Accounting)

    Which assessments will students take in high school?

    State and district mandated assessments include:
    • Assessments used to determine appropriate learning pathways:
      • MAP, PSAT, ACT with Writing (CCR assessment)
    • Assessments required for graduation* and/or state & federal accountability**:
      • College and Career Readiness/CCR assessment (ACT with Writing) < graduation requirement
      • Civics Examination < graduation requirement
      • High School Science assessment (Life/Biology standards)
      • Nevada Alternate, High School (alternative diploma candidates)
    • Assessments taken at the conclusion of an academic course or program of study:
      • CTE tests, Semester finals (including WCSD Common finals), NV-EOC finals, AP exams
    *Nevada Revised Statute 389.009, 390.600-390.610
    **Nevada Revised Statute 390.105
    Students are encouraged to participate in other national assessments to be eligible for scholarships and skills certificates. Optional assessments may qualify a student for endorsements on their high school diploma. See "Scholarships, Certifications, Endorsements" on this page.
    WCSD District/State Common Finals:
    • Common Finals in Math (select courses), Biology, ELL, CTE (District-generated)
    • CANCELED for 2020-2021--End of Course (EOC) Finals (Nevada-generated)

    » Information: WCSD Board Policy and Administrative Regulations (Search for: Final Test Guidelines)

Guide to Acronyms

    • ACT
      • college entrance examination administered by ACT, Inc.
    • AP
      • Advanced Placement (College Board)
    • CCR
      • College and Career Readiness (assessment)
    • CRT
      • criterion-referenced test
    • CTE
      • Career and Technical Education
    • MAP
      • Measures of Academic Progress (NWEA®)
    • NV-EOC
      • Nevada End of Course (final)
    • NMSQT
      • National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (College Board)
    • PSAT
      • Preliminary SAT (College Board)
    • SAT
      • college entrance examination administered by the College Board


Alternative to High School Diploma