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					    California
  High School
Exit Examination
    “CAHSEE”
      pronounced “Casey”

Beginning with the Class of 2006, all public
 school students will be required to pass
  CAHSEE to earn a high school diploma
                 CAHSEE Presenters
Beth             Asmus
           CCCSFAAA President-Elect
           beth.asmus@canyons.edu

Susan             Jones
           CCCSFAAA Past-President
           sjones@mtsac.edu

           CCCSFAAA Website             www.cccsfaaa.org

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                 Purpose of CAHSEE
 To   improve student achievement in
    high school

 To   ensure that graduating high
    school students can demonstrate
    competency in reading, writing and
    mathematics


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     Who does CAHSEE affect?
 High   school students in the
    Class of 2006 and beyond

 Only   applicable to public schools,
    not private

 SB   517 provides a one-year CAHSEE
    exemption for certain students with
    disabilities in the Class of 2006
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                 What is CAHSEE?
 State          mandated standardized test

 Two   parts: English Language Arts
    (ELA) at 10th grade level;
    Mathematics at Algebra 1 level

 Test  adapted for California by ETS
    (Educational Testing Service)


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                 What is CAHSEE?

 Students   who meet ALL other high
    school graduation requirements *
    CANNOT graduate without passing
    CAHSEE

*course requirements, credits, GPA


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          Impact for Financial Aid
 California              Community Colleges
     - “Access” issue
     - Conflicting information at campus could result
       in federal and/or state audit liabilities
     - MIS system changes
           -     People resources
           -     Technology programming resources
     - Delay of 2006-2007 student awards
           -     Verification – acceptable forms of documentation
           -     Create new office procedures


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          Impact for Financial Aid
 Cal            Grant Program
     – Entitlement grant requires high school
       diploma


 Federal           Student Aid
     – May increase number of students
       required to take the ATB test


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             CCCSFAAA Advocacy
 California     Student Aid Commission
    Meeting
     – Requested alternative be adopted


 CAHSEE   Hearing at California
    Department of Education
     – Representation at hearing in December
      2005

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             CCCSFAAA Advocacy
 White   Paper submitted to attorney
    representing group of student filing
    lawsuit

 Community       College Budget Bill
     – Language regarding verification of Cal
      Grant student eligibility



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             CCCSFAAA Advocacy
Letter          of Support – SB 1383
     –Allow student to receive Cal Grant
      without passage of CAHSEE if all
      requirements for a high school
      diploma have been met




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                   SB 1383
 Suggested        amended language

     – The student graduated from high school
       or its equivalent or the student meets
       the merit criteria for Cal Grant programs
       (as contained in…references to 3.0, 2.0,
       2.4) but has not passed the exit
       examination required pursuant to
       Chapter 9 (commencing with Section
       60850) Part 33.

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        CAHSEE Web Resources
www.cde.ca.gov/ta/                    California Department of
                                      Education – Testing and
                                      Accountability
www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/              California Title V Education Code
documents/cahseeregs92005.doc
www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/              CAHSEE Home Page


www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/              Administration Dates Through
cahseedates08asp.asp                  2007-08
www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/              2005-2006 Testing Dates and
schedule05.asp                        Guidelines




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