Posted: Wed, 09/28/2011 - 9:09am Updated: Fri, 07/29/2016 - 1:51pm

Reading, writing and math are essential life skills, and students must demonstrate a basic understanding of English/language arts and mathematics as part of the requirements for graduation.

The assessment requirement for graduation can be met in three ways:

1. Pass the English 10 and Algebra I End of Course Assessments (remaining classes of 2017 & 2018) OR the Grade 10 ISTEP+ in English/Language Arts and Mathematics (graduating class of 2019 & beyond).

2. Fulfill the requirements of the Evidence-based waiver:

  • Take the graduation exam in each subject area in which you did not achieve a passing score at least one time every school year after the school year in which you first took the examination.
  • Complete any extra help sessions offered each year by the school to prepare for the graduation examination retests.
  • Maintain a school attendance rate of 95 percent or better over the course of your high school experience (excused absences are not counted against your attendance rate).
  • Have at least a "C" average, over the course of your high school career, in the courses required for graduation course list here.
  • Satisfy any other state and local * graduation requirements.
  • Get a written recommendation from the teacher(s) in the subject area(s) not passed, as well as one from the school principal, and show proof that the academic standards have been met, whether through other tests or classroom work.

*Note: Students with an IEP are not required to meet additional local requirements beyond state requirements (effective 2016).

3. Fulfill the requirements of the Work-readiness waiver:

  • Take the graduation examination in each subject area in which you did not achieve a passing score at least one time every school year after the school year in which you first took the examination.
  • Complete any extra help sessions offered each year by the school to prepare for the graduation examination retests.
  • Maintain a school attendance rate of 95 percent or better over the course of your high school experience (excused absences are not counted against your attendance rate).
  • Have at least a "C" average, over the course of your high school career, in the courses required for graduation.
  • Satisfy any other state and local * graduation requirements.
  • Complete the following:
    • Course and credit requirements for a General Diploma (including the career academic sequence);
    • Workforce readiness assessment; and
    • At least one industry certification from the state board’s approved HYPERLINK "http://www.doe.in.gov/ccr/indianas-diploma-requirements" industry certification list (effective with the class of 2017; this list will be updated annually).

*Note: Students with an IEP are not required to meet additional local requirements beyond state requirements (effective 2016).