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Approved by the State Board of Education on July 9, 2003.
Released Test Questions
Published in October 2008, this document combines released test questions that have appeared on the CAHSEE since the 2000–01 school year, and contains test questions from the 2007–08 school year.
Published in 2008, this guide includes questions previously used on the CAHSEE and explains how to determine the correct answers.
Published in 2008, the guide is designed to provide comprehensive and accessible information to assist teachers in preparing students for the CAHSEE.
School, District, and County Assistance
CAHSEE Intervention Compendium
Models and programs submitted by school districts and other educational agencies.
Guidelines on Academic Preparation for State Assessments (PDF)
Appropriate academic preparation for all state assessments.
Students with Disabilities – CAHSEE Exemptions and Waivers
Information about CAHSEE Exemptions and Waivers for eligible students with disabilities.
Assistance Packets and Brochures
Middle School Brochure for Students/Parents (PDF)
Information for Middle School Students and their Parents or Guardians.
- Spanish Version (PDF)
Information for Middle School Teachers and Administrators (PDF)
CAHSEE information brochure for middle school teachers and administrators, September 2008.
Understanding the 2013–14 CAHSEE: Annual Notification
Annual Notification assistance packet for school districts and schools.
Reporting Individual Student Results for the 2012–13 School Year
Assistance packet for school districts and schools.
Explaining 2011–12 Summary
Information for counties, school districts, and schools.
Interpreting CAHSEE Scores
Score conversion tables and explanation of score calculations.
CAHSEE 2009–10 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 16MB)
CAHSEE 2008–09 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 23MB)
CAHSEE 2007–08 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 23MB)
CAHSEE 2006–07 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 16MB)
Development of Performance Level Descriptors for the California Standards Tests (CSTs) and High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) (PDF; 2MB)
These performance level descriptors were not adopted by the State Board of Education.