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Document Number: 6298

Multiple Measures Approaches to High School Graduation - This report examines how states are applying five approaches to using high school-level assessments to evaluate student performance: (1) a statewide high school exit exam is required but alternative assessments or measures are available; (2) alternative assessments or measures are available for students with disabilities and English language learners; (3) high school exams provide information on school performance, curriculum improvement or individual remediation needs but are not used to determine who graduates; (4) state tests or local assessments linked to state standards are recorded on the transcript, provide a diploma endorsement or allow a student to receive a differentiated diploma; and (5) local performance assessments are utilized to evaluate student learning. The appendix provides state profiles of high school graduation and assessment policies. (Linda Darling-Hammond, Elle Rustique-Forrester and Raymond L. Pecheone, The School Redesign Network at Stanford University, 2005)...


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