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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

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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.

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Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 13, 2020
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