CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM
California public school students must pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) as well as satisfy any other state and local requirements to earn a high school diploma. This is a graduation requirement that is mandated by state law beginning with the class of 2006. The purpose of the CAHSEE is to improve student achievement in high school and ensure that students who graduate from high school can demonstrate competency in the state content standards for reading, writing, and mathematics. The exam is divided into two parts: English-Language Arts and Mathematics. All questions are aligned to California content standards adopted by the State Board of Education. Content standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level from kindergarten through grade twelve.
If you have any questions about the CAHSEE, please contact your Assistant Principal at your high school
or Marianne Hew, Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment, at 408-522-2291 at the District Office.
Results of the March CAHSEE were sent home in early June. Please use the links below to access a copy of the letter sent home with the student report:
|10th grade (English)||
11th, 12th, non-grads and Adult Ed (English)
10 º grado (Español)
|11, 12, para no graduados y Ed de adultos (Español)|
Results of the May CAHSEE will be available mid-July.
2012-2013 Designated CAHSEE Testing Dates
|English-Lang Arts||Mathematics||Administered to:|
|July 24, 2012||July 25, 2012||Incoming 12th, 12th, Non grads and Adult Ed|
|November 6, 2012||November 7, 2012||11th, 12th, Non grads and Adult Ed|
|March 12, 2013||March 13, 2013||10th, 11th, 12th, Non grads and Adult Ed|
For more information about registering for the CAHSEE, please see the annual notice to students.
|Information Pamphlet (pdf)||What Kinds of Questions are on CAHSEE?|
|Information Pamphlet-Spanish (pdf)||What Kinds of Questions are on CAHSEE-Spanish?|
CAHSEE Web Links from California Department of Education
CAHSEE Language Arts Blueprints (July 2003)
CAHSEE Mathematics Blueprints (July 2003)
California High School Exit Exam: English-Language Arts Released Test Questions (October 2005)
California High School Exit Exam: Mathematics Released Test Questions (October 2005)
Preparing for the California High School (CAHSEE): An English-Language Arts Study Guide (2008)
Preparing for the California High School (CAHSEE): A Mathematics Study Guide (2008)
CAHSEE Web Links from San Diego County Office of Education
Help with the California High School Exit Exam
San Diego County Office of Education/Imperial County Office of Education
The BorderLink Project