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Phasing out of Alabama High School Graduation Exam

A MUST-READ for Parents!

Taken from Memo by Dr. Bice, State Superintendent:

 

On September 10, 2009, the State Board of Education voted unanimously on a resolution that included phasing out the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) and replacing it with end-of-course tests. Systems were notified that the 2011-12 first-time ninth graders would be the last cohort required to pass the AHSGE in order to receive a diploma.

As was presented to the State Board of Education, the dates for phasing out the AHSGE and beginning end-of-course assessments have been modified. As a result, first-time ninth graders of 2011-12 (tenth grade class of 2012-13) will NOT be required to take or pass the AHSGE as a diploma requirement. First-time ninth graders of 2010-11 (eleventh grade class of 2012-13) will now be the last cohort required to pass the AHSGE as a diploma requirement.

End-of-course tests will be administered for the first time in 2012-13 and will include English 9, English 10, Algebra I, and geometry. Any student enrolled in courses for which an end­ of-course assessment is scheduled will take these end-of-course tests even if they have previously taken the AHSGE. Results for this first year of end-of-course tests will be utilized for instructional purposes and for establishing baseline data only. There will be no high-stakes consequences for students or for schools based on the end-of-course tests administered in 2012-13.