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ERIC Number: ED514572
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
CA State Profile. California: California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)
Center on Education Policy
This paper provides information about California High School Exit Examination, a comprehensive standards-based exam. The purpose of the exam is to: (1) Determine prospective high school graduates' knowledge and skill levels relative to those needed for entry-level employment; (2) Determine prospective high school graduates' mastery of the state curriculum; (3) Encourage districts and schools to identify and serve students at risk of academic failure; (4) Provide data to state policymakers on student attainment of state education goals to inform educational policy decisions; (5) Promote equity of opportunity across all student groups; (6) Meet a state mandate; and (7) Meet state and federal accountability requirements. [For the main report, "State High School Tests: Exit Exams and Other Assessments" see ED514155.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy
Identifiers - Location: California