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Independent Evaluation

Independent evaluations of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE).

Annual Reports

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2013 Evaluation Report (PDF; 3MB)
Annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2012-13 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2012 Evaluation Report (PDF; 3MB)
Annual report, prepared by the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO), evaluating the 2011-12 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2011 Evaluation Report (PDF; 4MB)
Annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2010-11 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2010 Evaluation Report, Volume 1 (PDF; 2MB)
Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2010 Evaluation Report, Volume 2: Appendices (PDF; 5MB)
Annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2009-10 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2009 Evaluation Report, Volume 1 (PDF; 2MB)
Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2009 Evaluation Report, Volume 2 (PDF; 2MB)

Annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2008-09 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2008 Evaluation Report (PDF; 2MB)
Annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2007-08 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2007 Evaluation Report (PDF; 3MB)
Annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2006-07 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2006 Evaluation Report
Annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2005-06 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2005 Evaluation Report
Annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2004-05 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: Year 5 Evaluation Report
2004 annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2003-04 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: Year 4 Evaluation Report (PDF; 2MB)
2003 annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2002-03 school year.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: Year 3 Evaluation Report
2002 annual report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2001-02 school year.

CAHSEE Year 2 Evaluation Report (PDF; 13MB)
2001 annual independent evaluation report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2000-01 school year.

High School Exit Examination: Year 1 Evaluation Report (PDF; 1MB)
2000 annual independent evaluation report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 1999-2000 school year.

Biennial Reports

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2014 Biennial Report (PDF; 4MB)
Seventh biennial report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2011-12 and 2012-13 school years.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2012 Biennial Report (PDF; 5MB)
Sixth biennial report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2009-10 and 2010-11 school years.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: 2010 Biennial Report (PDF; 2MB)
Fifth biennial report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2007-08 and 2008-09 school years.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: Fourth Biennial Report (PDF; 6MB)
2008 biennial report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2005-06 and 2006-07 school years.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: Third Biennial Report
2006 biennial report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2003-04 and 2004-05 school years

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: Second Biennial Report (PDF; 3MB)
2004 biennial report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 2001-02 and 2002-03 school years.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: Analysis of the 2001 Administration (PDF; 4MB)
2002 biennial report, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the 1999-2000 and 2000-01 school years.

Supplemental Reports

California High School Exit Examination Alternative Means Pilot Study (PDF; 4MB)
Final report prepared by the Educational Testing Service on the CAHSEE alternative means pilot study.

Independent Evaluation Study of Certain Students Who Used Modifications on the CAHSEE: Final Report (PDF; 1MB)
Final report prepared by the American Institutes of Research, evaluating students with disabilities who took the CAHSEE with modifications and/or accommodations, but did not pass, and who met all other requirements for high school graduation.

Special Populations Study (DOC; 1MB)
Final report, prepared by HumRRO, examining what schools are doing to help their English learners and students with disabilities pass the CAHSEE (2008).

HumRRO Letter regarding Correction to Arturo J. Gonzalez' statements on June 18, 2006, Reasons for Challenging the Exit Exam (PDF)

Review of the Appropriateness of the CAHSEE Content Standards for High School Accountability (PDF; 2MB)
Final Report prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the use of the CAHSEEE for high school accountability purposes.

Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: AB 1609 Study Report, Volume 1 (PDF; 1MB)
Independent Evaluation of the CAHSEE: AB 1609 Study Report Volume 2: Appendices (PDF; 7MB)
Final report and appendices, prepared by HumRRO, evaluating the CAHSEE test development process and implementation of standards-based instruction, pursuant to the requirements of Assembly Bill 1609.

High School Exit Examination: Supplemental Year 1 Evaluation (PDF; 1MB)
HumRRO final report, providing supplemental analysis and evaluation since the first annual evaluation report (including supplemental field test data, curriculum alignment ratings and passing rates, and updated survey results from teachers and principals) (August 2000).

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