State Board Policy

Descriptor Term: Additional Assessments Options for Meeting End-of-Course Subject Area Test
                                Graduation Requirements
Code: 3804
Adoption Date: July 15, 1988
Revision: September 15, 2000, July 18, 2003, February 20, 2004, May 18, 2012, January, 2014

State Board Policy 3803, Assessments Required for Graduation, outlines the end-of-course subject area test graduation requirements.  State Board Policy 3804 provides approved options for students to meet these high school end-of-course subject area test graduation requirements through approved alternate measures. State Board Policy 3804 applies to past, current, and future Mississippi students.

While it is possible that a student will meet one of the options below before taking the subject area test, this policy states that a student is eligible to use any of these options once he or she has failed to pass any required end-of-course subject area test two times.  Specifically, students may meet the graduation requirement outlined in State Board Policy 3803 by attaining any one of the measures outlined below for each of the subject area tests listed.

1.  Algebra I 

     a.  Obtain a score of 17 or higher on the Math subject subscore of the ACT. 

     b.   Earn a C or higher in an entry level, credit-bearing dual enrollment/dual credit /college credit
           course with a MAT prefix.

     c.    Obtain an ASVAB AFQT score of 36 plus one of the following:

            1)      Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the
                     attainment level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.

            2)      Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
                     Blueprint and outlined in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public
                     School Accountability Standards
.

     d.    Obtain the Silver Level on the ACT WorkKeys plus one of the following:

            1)      Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the
                     attainment level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.

             2)      Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
                      Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
                      Accountability Standards
.

 2.  Biology I

      a.    Obtain a score of 17 or higher on the Science subject subscore of the ACT.

      b.    Earn a C or higher in an entry level, credit-bearing dual enrollment / dual credit / college credit
             course with a BIO prefix.

      c.    Obtain an ASVAB AFQT score of 36 plus one of the following: 

             1)     Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that  meets the
                      attainment level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.

            2)      Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
                     Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
                     Accountability Standards
.

     d.    Obtain the Silver Level on the ACT WorkKeys plus one of the following:

            1)      Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the
                     attainment level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.

            2)   Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
                  Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
                  Accountability Standards
.
 
3.  English II

     a.    Obtain a score of 17 or higher on the English subject subscore of the ACT. 

 
     b.    Earn a C or higher in an entry level, credit-bearing dual enrollment / dual   credit / college credit
            course with an ENG prefix.

     c.    Obtain an ASVAB AFQT score of 36 plus one of the following: 

           1)   Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the attainment
                 level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.

           2)   Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
                 Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
                 Accountability Standards
.

     d.   Obtain the Silver Level on the ACT WorkKeys plus one of the following: 

           1)      Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the attainment
                    level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.

           2)      Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s Assessment
                    Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi Public School
                    Accountability Standards
.

4.  U.S. History

     a.    Obtain a score of 17 or higher on the reading subject subscore of the ACT.

     b.    Earn a C or higher in an entry level credit-bearing dual enrollment / dual credit / college credit
            course with a HIS prefix

     c.    Obtain an ASVAB AFQT score of 36 plus one of the following: 

            1)         Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the
                        attainment level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.

            2)         Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s
                        Assessment Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi
                        Public School Accountability Standards
.

     d.    Obtain the Silver Level on the ACT WorkKeys plus one of the following:

           1)         Earn a CPAS (Career Planning and Assessment System) score that meets the
                       attainment level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements.

           2)         Earn an approved Industry Certification as specified in the Career Pathway’s
                       Assessment Blueprint and in Appendix A-5 in the current edition of the Mississippi
                      Public School Accountability Standards

  Source: MS Code 37-17-6 and 37-16-7 (Adopted 01/2014) 

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