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Supplemental information for the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE).

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Exam Blueprint

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.

Study Guide

Published in 2008, this guide includes questions previously used on the CAHSEE and explains how to determine the correct answers.

Teacher Guide

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.

Information for Middle School Teachers and Administrators (PDF)
CAHSEE information brochure for middle school teachers and administrators, September 2008.

Understanding the 2014–15 CAHSEE: Annual Notification
Annual Notification assistance packet for school districts and schools.

Reporting Individual Student Results for the 2014–15 School Year
Assistance packet for school districts and schools.

Explaining and Using 2013–14 CAHSEE Summary Results (PDF)
Information for counties, school districts, and schools.

Technical Report

Interpreting CAHSEE Scores External link opens in new window or tab.
Score conversion tables and explanation of score calculations.

CAHSEE 2012–13 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 7MB)

CAHSEE 2011–12 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 7MB)

CAHSEE 2010–11 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 7MB)

CAHSEE 2009–10 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 16MB)

Errata to the CAHSEE 2009-10 Technical Report inclusive of Appendix 6.0 (PDF)

CAHSEE 2008–09 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 23MB)

Errata to the CAHSEE 2008-09 Technical Report inclusive of Appendix 6.0 (PDF)

CAHSEE 2007–08 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 5MB)

Errata to the CAHSEE 2007-08 Technical Report inclusive of Appendices 3A through 3H (PDF)

CAHSEE 2006–07 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 5MB)

Errata to the CAHSEE 2006-07 Technical Report inclusive of Appendices 3A through 3H (PDF)

CAHSEE 2005–06 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 3MB)

CAHSEE 2004–05 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 3MB)

CAHSEE February 2004–May 2004 Administration Technical Report (PDF; 7MB)

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.

Independent Evaluation of the Alignment of the California Standards Tests (CSTs) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA) (PDF; 3MB)

Questions: High School & Physical Fitness Assessment Office | cahsee@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9449 
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