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CAHSEE Program Notes, February 2011

Latest news and information about the California High School Exit Examination.
March and May 2011 CAHSEE Administrations

Below are important dates for the last two administrations of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) for the 2010−11 school year. All deadlines occur at 5 p.m. Additional information regarding testing materials, Pre-ID, and supplemental shipments can be found on the Educational Testing Service (ETS) CAHSEE. External link opens in new window or tab. Calendar Web document. Questions about ordering deadlines should be directed to the ETS CAHSEE Support line by phone at 800-241-5687.

March and May Calendar
N/A Administration Test Material Ordering Deadline Pre-ID Deadline Late
Pre-ID Deadline
Supplemental Order Deadline Student Results Scheduled to Post

8 & 9







10 & 11






As a reminder, all eligible grade 10 students shall only take each section of the CAHSEE once during their grade10 school year during either the grade 10 census administration or the district-designated grade 10 make-up administration.

2009–10 Apportionment Information Report Waiver Requests

If a local educational agency (LEA) did not return a signed 2008–09 CAHSEE Apportionment Information Report to the California Department of Education (CDE) by the December 31, 2010 deadline, the LEA may apply to the State Board of Education (SBE) for a waiver of the deadline. The CDE cannot release payment of the apportionment funding for late reports without a waiver approved by the SBE. The State Testing Apportionment Information Report Waiver form is available on the CDE Waiver Forms Web page. On the bottom of the Web page, select the link “State Testing Apportionment Information Report Waiver Form.” The CDE mailed the 2009–10 CAHSEE apportionment reports to district superintendents and charter school administrators in November 2010. Accordingly, the CDE has processed reports that were received by the December 31 deadline and payment can be expected in May or June 2011.

Questions regarding the waiver request process can be directed to the Waiver Office by phone at 916-319-0824. If you have questions regarding the CAHSEE Apportionment Information Report, please contact Gayle Jamerson, Analyst, CAHSEE/Physical Fitness Testing (PFT) Office, by phone at 916-319-0340 or by e-mail at

CAHSEE Administration Training Webcast Archived

The December 7, 2010 live Webcast training for CAHSEE Coordinators is archived on the San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) Webcast Services External link opens in new window or tab. Web page under “Archived Webcasts.” This informative Webcast is an excellent resource for all new CAHSEE Coordinators and their staff. The Webcast includes information and updates on the following topics:

  • Alternative means to the CAHSEE for eligible students with disabilities
  • Test security
  • District coordinator responsibilities before, during, and after testing, including data  corrections
  • Specific questions and answers for charter schools
English-Language Arts and Mathematics Study Guides

The English-Language Arts Study Guide and the Mathematics Study Guide have been translated into Spanish in several areas throughout the guides:

  • Letter from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Frequently asked questions and answers
  • Directions for each section of the guide
  • Content standards
  • Scoring guide for writing task
  • Commentary for each sample essay (describes the attributes of student writing at each score point)

These study guides can be found on the CDE CAHSEE Program Resources Web page.

More Information

Additional information about the CAHSEE is available on the CDE CAHSEE Web page. Questions about the CAHSEE can be directed to the CAHSEE/PFT Office by phone at 916-445-9449 or by e-mail at

Questions: High School & Physical Fitness Assessment Office | | 916-445-9449 
Last Reviewed: Monday, June 15, 2015

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