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Suspension of the California High School Exit Examination

Posted on 10/12/2015


The California Department of Education (CDE) issued a letter to District Superintendents and Charter School Administrators regarding the suspension of the CAHSEE pursuant to the passing of Senate Bill (SB) 172.

Senate Bill (SB) 172 (Liu) was signed by Governor Brown on October 7, 2015. This law suspends the administration of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) and the requirement that students completing grade twelve successfully pass the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation from high school for the 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18 school years. The law also requires local educational agencies (LEAs) to grant a diploma to any student who completed grade twelve in the 2003–04 school year, or a subsequent school year, and has met all applicable graduation requirements other than passage of the high school exit examination. The law will not take effect until January 1, 2016, at which time LEAs shall be permitted to issue diplomas to eligible students.

The letter provides a link to additional information and frequently asked questions posted on the CDE Web site.

You can access the letter at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/cahseesuspendltr.asp External link opens in new window or tab