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HSE Administrative Documents

Administrative documents regarding the California High School Equivalency Exams

Regulations

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California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Education, Division 1, Chapter 11, Subchapter 8, Article 2, High School Equivalency Certificates, sections 11530–11532.

Homeless and Foster Youths Waiver

Homeless Certification Form (PDF)
The Homeless Certification Form is to be used by a homeless child or youth to obtain a fee waiver for the high school equivalency test.

Homeless and Foster Youths Flyer (PDF)
Promotional flyer for distribution.

Education Code

California Education Code
California High School Equivalency Certificates, California Education Code, sections 51420–51427.

Historical California High School Equivalency Scoring Standards

Calculator Guidelines

The California Department of Education (CDE) does not have a “state-specific” policy for calculators in regard to high school equivalency testing. Rather, the CDE defers to the California State Board of Education-approved testing vendor’s policy and proceeds in as permissive a manner as that policy allows.

Questions:   High School Equivalency and Outreach Office | hseoffice@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9438
Last Reviewed: Friday, September 20, 2019
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