Graduation Requirements

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Graduation requirements are changing.
Let’s keep your student on track to succeed.

To succeed in the 21st century, students need to have 21st century skills. To help ensure all students graduate from high school ready to succeed in careers, college and life, Oregon is changing its graduation standards to become more rigorous.

Students are now required to complete more credits in core subject areas, as well as demonstrate that they have certain essential skills.

Beginning with the graduating class of 2012, students will be required to demonstrate proficiency in certain essential skills before they are awarded a diploma.

The Essential Skill proficiency requirements are:

  • For the graduating class of 2012 and beyond:
    Read and comprehend a variety of text
     
  • For the graduating class of 2013 and beyond:
    Read and comprehend a variety of text
    Write clearly and accurately
     
  • For the graduating class of 2014 and beyond:
    Read and comprehend a variety of text
    Write clearly and accurately
    Apply mathematics in a variety of settings

Students can meet these graduation requirements by achieving passing scores on OAKS Assessments or alternative assessments, or by demonstrating proficiency through a work sample.

Please contact your school's counseling office if you have questions.

 

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