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Document Number: 6438

Year 6 Independent Evaluation of California High School Exit Examination - This independent report provides a comprehensive look at the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE), student achievement on the exam, the testsí impact on instruction, student achievement, student progress and graduation, student attitudes toward the CAHSEE and policy recommendations. The authors advise the state to keep the exit exam requirement in place for the Class of 2006 and beyond, but to identify specific options for students who do not pass the exam, and to implement these options by June 2006. The report also urges the state to collect data on students who do not pass the CAHSEE by June 2006 and use this information to further refine options for students struggling to pass the exam. Volume 1 of the full report is 277 pages. A 13-page executive summary is also available. (Human Resources Research Organization, September 2005)...

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