State Assessment Requirements for High School Diploma and Graduation

  • State Assessment Requirements for High School Diploma and Graduation (pamphlet)   English     Español
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      Year*

       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 assessment
       
      Beginning 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.

      **Students in the 2017 & 2018 cohorts demonstrate passing of each EOC exam by passing the aligned courses. Students in cohorts 2019 and later must meet the cut score for passing each EOC exam. (NRS 390.600; NAC 389.6552)

    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.
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    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
       February 13
       April 3
       June 19
       READING  October 18
       February 14
       April 4
       June 20
       WRITING  October 19
       February 15
       April 5
       June 21
       SCIENCE  October 20
       February 16
       April 6
       June 22
       
      ---Remedial Study/Remediation/Test Resources

       • Nevada Department of Education ~ HSPE Resources

       • Southern Nevada RPDP (rpdp.net) - resources aligned to Nevada standards and assessments
       
      Learn 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

      ---RISE Academy for Adult Achievement, Washoe County School District

      RISE 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:
      1. Go to > www.washoeschools.net/rise
      2. Register as a student. Scroll down to Quick Links and launch the "Online Registration" form and complete and submit the application.
      3. Meet with a counselor.  Call ahead to check on counselor availability, 337-9939, then go to: 1301 Cordone Ave, 2nd Floor.
      4. 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.
           RISE Academy for Adult Achievement
             1301 Cordone Ave (2nd Floor)
             Reno, NV 89502
             (775) 337-9939
             www.washoeschools.net/rise

       

      Send questions to: AssessmentSupport@washoeschools.net