CAHSEE Status Update
On October 7, 2015, Governor Brown signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 172 which suspends the administration of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) and the requirement that students pass the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma for the 2015–16, 2016–17, and 2017–18 school years.
This bill also requires districts to grant a diploma to any student who completed grade twelve in the 2003–04 school year, or a subsequent school year, and met all graduation requirements other than the CAHSEE. Beginning January 1, 2016, diplomas may be issued to these eligible students. The district will provide further information on next steps.
As a reminder, SB 725 (Hancock) was also recently enacted into law which allows students who completed grade twelve in 2015 and who have met all other high school graduation requirements to receive a diploma without meeting the CAHSEE requirement.