Academy of Science & Engineering

California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE)

The first opportunity students have to take the CAHSEE is in the second half of grade ten. Students who do not pass one or both parts of the CAHSEE in grade ten have up to two opportunities in grade eleven to retake the part or parts of the examination not yet passed; grade twelve students may have at least three and up to five opportunities to retake the part or parts of the exam not yet passed. Adult students may take the CAHSEE up to three times per school year. Only the part or parts the student did not pass may be taken again.

Students who are English language learners (ELs) are required to take the CAHSEE in grade ten with all other grade ten students. During their first 24 months in a California school, ELs are to complete 6 months of instruction in reading, writing, and comprehension in the English language (EC Section 60852). During this time, they are still required to take the CAHSEE. Test variations are available to ELs who regularly use these variations in the classroom. Examples include being tested in a separate room with other ELs; extra time within the testing day; English-to-primary language or primary language-to-English translation glossaries; or allowing students to hear a translated version of the test directions and to ask clarifying questions in their primary language.

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