SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today announced that the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) rate for the Class of 2014 was 95.5 percent—matching the record high passage rate from last year.
“I am pleased California’s high school students continue to pass this graduation exam at record rates,” Torlakson said. “Dedicated educators have worked hard in difficult times to prepare students for college and careers, but we must keep striving for even higher levels of achievement so all students have the skills, knowledge, and tools they need to be successful.”
The CAHSEE is administered each year to ensure students who graduate from public high schools demonstrate competency in reading, writing, and mathematics. Students who do not pass the CAHSEE in grade ten have two opportunities in grade eleven and up to five opportunities in grade twelve to pass the exam.
The preliminary 2013–14 results are for the July, October, November, and December 2013 and the February, March, and May 2014 test administrations.