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Graduation Requirments - Testing 

Subject Area Testing Program (SATP2) end-of-course assessments are administered to students as part of the requirements for the federal No Child Left Behind Act and the Mississippi State Accountability Model. Since the 2001-2002 school year, students have been required to pass subject area tests for graduation and are not allowed to participate in commencement exercises unless all tests have been passed.

When do students take the assessments?

Students initially participate in the assessments when they complete the associated courses.

Courses for which state assessments are given at the secondary level include:

• Algebra I – typically taken in 9th grade, but frequently in 8th grade

• Biology I - typically taken in 9th grade

• *English II Multiple Choice Test – typically taken in 10th grade

• U.S. History – typically taken in 11th grade

 

Alternate Options:

Graduation Options Quick Reference Chart for the Subject Area Testing Program Requirements

Reference: State Board Policy 3804 Effective February 21, 2014

Assessment Options

Algebra I Biology I English II U.S. History

 

ACT

17 (ACT Math Sub Score)

17 (ACT Science Sub Score)

17 (ACT English Sub Score)

17 (ACT Reading Sub Score)

 

Dual Credit/ Dual Enrollment (Northwest Community College)

C or higher in MAT credit-bearing course

C or higher in BIO credit-bearing course

C or higher in ENG credit-bearing course

C or higher in HIS credit-bearing course

 

The Graduation Options listed below are applicable to any Subject Area Testing Program assessment.

ASVAB + MS-CPAS or Industry Certification

 

Must have an ASVAB AFQT score of 36 plus one of the following:

1. CPAS score that meets the attainment level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements (60 combined year 1 and year 2 scores)

OR

2. Industry certification attainment based on industry standards ACT WorkKeys

+

MS-CPAS2 or Industry certification WorkKeys Silver Level plus one of the following:

1. CPAS score that meets the attainment level assigned by Federal Perkins requirements (60 combined year 1 and year 2 scores)

OR

2. Industry certification attainment based on industry standards