Decatur County Community Schools
Administrative Guidelines
 

5460A - GRADUATION EXAMINATION

The graduation examination is the end of course assessments for Algebra I and English 10. Passing each of these assessments is a requirement for graduation.

A student who does not receive a passing score on the graduation examination may be eligible to graduate if all of the following have occurred:

 

A.

The student must take the graduation examination in the subject area or subject areas in which the student did not achieve a passing score at least one (1) time every school year after the school year in which the student first takes the examination. The student may take the examination once every semester beginning with the school year after in which the student first takes the examination.

   
 

B.

The student must complete remediation opportunities provided by the school.

   
 

C.

The student must maintain a minimum attendance rate of ninety-five percent (95%), with excused absences not counting against the student's attendance.

   
 

D.

The student must maintain a "C" average in the courses comprising the credits specifically required for graduation by rule of the State Board of Education.

   
 

E.

The student must either:

   
 

1.

obtain a written recommendation supporting a request for a waiver from a teacher of the student in the subject area or subject areas in which the student has not achieved a passing score. The principal must concur with the recommendation. The recommendation must be supported by written evidence that the student has attained the educational proficiency standard in the subject area or subject areas based upon tests other than the graduation examination; or classroom work.

     
 

For a student who receives special education services, the student's teacher of record, shall, in consultation with a teacher of the student in the subject area or subject areas in which the student has not achieved a passing score, make the recommendation.

   
 

The student's case conference committee shall:

   
 

a.

decide how frequently the student will take the graduation examination;

   
 

b.

determine if the student has met the criteria above.

   
 

2.

complete:

   
 

a.

the course and credit requirements for a general diploma, including the career academic sequence;

   
 

b.

a workforce readiness assessment; and

   
 

c.

at least one (1) career exploration internship, cooperative education, or workforce credential recommended by the studentís school.

   
 

F.

The student must otherwise satisfy all State and local graduation requirements.

No student shall be denied the opportunity to take the graduation examination once every semester beginning with the school year after the school year in which the student first takes the examination unless the student's case conference committee has decided differently.

I.C. 20-30-10-1, 20-30-4-1, 20-32-4-4, 20-32-4-5

Revised 3/9/15
Revised 4/12/17

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