The High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) measures minimum competencies of essential skills in reading, writing and mathematics. Passing all three sections of the HSGQE is part of the requirements to receive a diploma in the State of Alaska. The HSGQE is administered in the fall and spring. Students must take the HSGQE for the first time in the spring of the 10th grade. At the 10th grade this test will generate a score for the HSGQE graduation requirement and a score for assessing the student's performance based upon the Grade Level Expectations for a 10th-grader.
The HSGQE is offered in the spring and fall for 11th- and 12th-graders who did not pass one or more subtest of the HSGQE in 10th grade. Eleventh and 12th grade students who need to retake one or more subtests of the HSGQE must retest at least once each year until they meet the proficiency requirement. Students receiving a certificate of achievement can retest twice each year until they meet the proficiency requirement. A student who has a certificate of achievement will be awarded a diploma after passing all subtests of the HSGQE.HSGQE - Anchorage School District
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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics