High School Assessment Requirements

Algebra I

 Students who have passed the Algebra I course and who have taken the PARCC Algebra I assessment prior to the 2016-2017 school year have met their graduation requirement for this content area.

 Students who pass the Algebra I course and take the PARCC Algebra I assessment for the first time in the 2016-17 school year or later will be required to pass the PARCC Algebra I Assessment. Students who meet the eligibility criteria also have the option to complete the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation in order to satisfy the High School Assessment requirement.

English 10

 Students who have passed the English 10 course and who have taken the PARCC English 10 assessment prior to the 2016-2017 school year have met their graduation requirement for this content area.

 Students who pass the English 10 course and take the PARCC English 10 assessment for the first time in the 2016-2017 school year or later will be required to pass the PARCC English 10 Assessment.  Students who meet the eligibility criteria also have the option to complete the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation in order to satisfy the High School Assessment requirement.

Biology

 Students who have passed Biology and who have passed the corresponding High School Assessment (HSA) during the 2015-16 school year or earlier have met their graduation requirement for this content area. Students who have taken the Biology HSA but have not yet passed, will retake the assessment in 2016-17 to meet this requirement; they do not have to pass. Beginning in 2017-18, and again in 2018-19, students taking Biology will be required to participate in the Maryland Integrated Science Assessment.

Government

 Students who have passed the Government course and who have passed the corresponding HSA have met their graduation requirement for the content area. Students who meet the eligibility criteria also have the option to complete the Bridge Plan for Academic Validation in order to satisfy the High School Assessment requirement.