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 that 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. Please note, state law modified the criteria available for the class of 2020 and not all of the original criteria are available to students in the class of 2020.