High School Assessment (HSA) Information
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The Government HSA test was discontinued after the 2010 - 2011 school year and reinstated in spring 2012. The Government HSA will be a graduation requirement for students entering grade 9 in 2013 -2014 and after. Students entering grade 9 in the 2012 - 2013 school year or in a prior year do not need to pass the Government HSA. All students who will graduate between 2012 and 2016, and who entered grade 9 in fall 2005 and later, must meet the HSA graduation requirement by passing all three HSA tests (algebra/data analysis, biology, and English), earning a combined score on the three tests of 1208 or higher, or completing the required Bridge Plan projects.
Students who have previously taken the Government HSA may continue to use the combined score of 1602 on all four assessments (algebra/data analysis, biology, English, and government) to meet the high school graduation requirement. Students entering grade 9 in 2013 - 2014 and beyond must include the Government HSA score to attain a combined score of 1602.