Assessment Requirements - New Mexico State Department of

Report
High School
Graduation
Requirements
Class of 2014
A Parent’s Guide
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Graduation Requirements
1. Course Requirements
2. Assessment Requirements
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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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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