High School Graduation Requirements Class of 2014 A Parent’s Guide 1 Graduation Requirements 1. Course Requirements 2. Assessment Requirements 2 Course Requirements • 4 credits English Language Arts • 4 credits Math including Algebra II or equivalent • 3.5 credits Social Studies including US History and Geography, World History and Geography, Government and Economics, and 0.5 credit of NM History • 3 credits Science, 2 of which must be lab sciences • 1 credit Physical Education • 1 credit Career cluster course, workplace readiness or nonEnglish language • 7.5 credits Elective courses 3 Course Requirements •At least one course must be Honors (H), Advanced Placement (AP), Dual Credit (DC), or Distance Learning (DL). •Distance Learning requires a LIVE HQ INSTRUCTOR interacting with a student from separate locations. •Distance Learning is not: Online Course Credit Recovery 4 Assessment Requirements NMSA 1978 § 22-13-1-1-M Beginning with the 2010-2011 school year, a student shall not receive a New Mexico diploma of excellence if the student has not demonstrated competence in the subject areas of mathematics, reading and language arts, writing, social studies and science, including a section on the constitution of the United States and the constitution of New Mexico, based on a standards-based assessment or assessments or a portfolio of standards-based indicators established by the department by rule. Assessment Requirements for High School Graduation Primary Demonstration of Competency • Math, Reading, Science: Pass SBA • Writing and Social Studies: Pass 1 EoC for each (the EoC should be the final exam) Alternate Demonstration of Competency (ADC) ADC: Provides additional opportunities for students to meet assessment requirements. ADCs include: EoCs Career College Readiness (CCR) Assessments (PSAT, ACT, SAT, etc.) See Graduation Checklist for options and CCR cut scores. 7 Alternate Demonstration of Competency (ADC) • If students do not demonstrate competency initially, they may use cut scores for one of the following as an ADC: » ACT » PLAN » PSAT » SAT » Accuplacer » COMPASS » IB Program » AP » EoC EoCs for High School Graduation • If students do not achieve the 73 composite score on the SBA, they must take EoCs in any subject(s) in which they did not achieve a proficient score. EoCs as ADCs for High School Graduation • ADC for all subjects. • Two chances to pass an ADC: • Two total attempts in math, reading, science; • Three total attempts in writing and social studies. • May take during any established testing windows. • Additional attempt has been added for 2014 graduates. EoCs for High School Graduation 2014 Graduates Use Spring 2013 EoCs (cut scores established) MATH Algebra II IMP III SCIENCE Biology Chemistry READING ELA III Reading SOCIAL STUDIES U.S. History WRITING ELA III Writing ORIGINAL EoCs District-Developed EoCs • Districts may develop EoCs for any course. • Follow FULL SET OF Quality Criteria and submit for approval. • http://www.ped.state.nm.us/AssessmentAccountability/Assessme ntEvaluation/EOC/2013/EoC%20Quality%20Criteria%20V.1.1FINA Lpdf.pdf Assessment Requirements A student must attempt ALL administrations of the SBA before implementing a passing EoC or other ADC score. Students may bank passing scores proactively. 13 Requirements, Exceptions, Waivers for EoCs • 2014 graduates, and beyond must pass SBA (math, reading, science), writing EoC, and social studies EoC OR an ADC to graduate. FLEXIBILITY FOR 2014 GRADUATES: • 2014 graduates who passed U.S. History in 2011‒2012 or earlier may use this passing grade to demonstrate competency in social studies and do not need to pass a social studies EoC. • 2014 graduates who passed a lab science course in 2011-2013 or earlier may use this passing grade to demonstrate competency in science and do not need to pass the SBA or an ADC in science. EoCs for ELLs • PED provides Spanish translations of all EoCs. • There is the option to translate into other native languages on the district level. • The first three continuous years a student attends public school in the U.S., the student may take an EoC in his or her native language. For the following two continuous years, the student may test in his or her native language if he or she still qualifies for ELL status and has submitted a waiver. (Same policy as SBA.) EoCs for ELLs • English Language Arts assessments may NOT be translated. • ELLs with a native language other than Spanish may demonstrate competency in writing by passing their language arts courses and completing an EoC waiver. • The EoC waiver is on the PED waiver website. Students with IEPs, 504 Plans, ELL Plans Standard Pathway: meet all established cut scores with assessment accommodations. Career Pathway: IEP team can set cut scores after initial assessment. Student must meet individualized cut score on an assessment in each content area. These students have 1 additional attempt on each EoC. Ability Pathway: Take NMAPA. IEP team sets cut scores. Student must meet individualized cut score in each content area. 17 Transfer Students • Held to same requirements (course and assessment) as NM students. • Passed an exit exam in a different state may use passing scores for all passed subjects. • Complete “Graduation Waiver” and submit to PED. 18 EoCs for High School Graduation—ADCs Students Must Pass One In Each Content Area MATH Algebra I* Algebra II Integrated Math III Math ADC SCIENCE Biology Chemistry READING ELA III Reading ELA IV Reading SOCIAL STUDIES Economics NM History U.S. Government U.S. History World History and Geography WRITING ELA III Writing ELA IV Writing Student must pass Algebra II course to use Algebra I EoC.