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ERIC Number: ED530879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
End-of-Course Exams
Zinth, Jennifer Dounay
Education Commission of the States (NJ3)
This report identifies the states with current or pending state-level end-of-course assessment (EOC) programs, the subjects in which EOCs are administered in the states, and the EOCs (if any) students must pass to graduate from high school. Twenty-two states currently administer one or more EOCs to all students in an EOC course. This number will increase to 26 states over the next decade as EOCs are anticipated to be implemented in Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii and Ohio. Eight states currently require students to pass one or more EOC assessments to graduate from high school. This number will likely increase to 15 states by 2020, with the anticipated implementation of EOCs as exit exams in Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Louisiana, Ohio, Texas and Washington. Eleven states currently administer EOCs to all students in an EOC course, but do not require students to earn a passing score. These 11 states include California, New Jersey and South Carolina, which use another assessment as the state's exit exam. Finally, at least five states -- Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee -- require that the score on the EOC be factored into a student's final course grade. A sixth state, Texas, offers districts a deferral of a policy to incorporate EOC scores into students' final course grades, but for the 2011-12 school year only. (Contains 7 footnotes.)
Education Commission of the States. ECS Distribution Center, 700 Broadway Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203-3460. Tel: 303-299-3692; Fax: 303-296-8332; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: Alabama; California; Connecticut; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Kentucky; Louisiana; New Jersey; North Carolina; Ohio; South Carolina; Tennessee; Texas; Washington