Recent changes in state law eliminated the English language arts I test for students in the classes of 2023 and beyond. Students who entered ninth grade on or after July 1, 2019, are no longer required to take the English language arts I test.
The Department expects most students will meet one of the three existing pathways, and districts should continue to work with students, as appropriate, to meet these requirements. However, recent legislation extended additional graduation options to the classes of 2019 and 2020, as provided below. Please note, there are modifications to the criteria for the class of 2020.