Graduation Assessment Alternatives

  • Most Washington state public high school students will fulfill the assessment portion of the graduation requirements by passing state exit exams. If students don’t pass on their first attempt, there are retake opportunities.

    With some students, however, retaking an exit exam or accountability assessment may not be a suitable means to demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skills for graduation. For these students, the legislature has authorized OSPI to develop state-approved alternatives are available for meeting a students’ Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA) under WAC 392-501. In a small number of cases, students might also meet criteria to apply for waivers of the state assessment requirement through their high school success coordinators.