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WA Graduation Pathway Options - District Survey 2021


Washington Graduation Pathway Options - District Survey
Thank you for your willingness to provide feedback on Washington's new Graduation Pathway options. This survey is intended for high school students, parents or guardians high school personnel, and school district personnel. You will not be required to provide your name or any identifying information on this survey, and all responses will be reported anonymously or in aggregate form. You may exit this survey at any time by selecting "Exit Survey" at the top right of each page. This survey will close April 25th at midnight.

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please email Danielle DuBose at or call 307-654-0202.

New Graduation Requirements
In 2019, the Washington State Legislature provided students with multiple pathways to high school graduation by passing House Bill 1599. Completing a graduation pathway is intended to help prepare students for life after high school graduation. It also lets future employers and postsecondary education providers know students are ready for their next step towards a career or additional learning.

The Graduation Pathway Options for the Class of 2020 and Beyond
Beginning with the Class of 2020, in addition to a high school and beyond plan and meeting course requirements, students must complete at least one of the following pathway options to graduate:
  1. Meet or exceed the graduation scores in the Washington State Assessments in English language arts (English) and mathematics or in WA-AIM (Washington Access to Instruction & Measurement).*
  2. Earn at least one high school credit in English and one credit in math through a Running Start, College in the High School, or Career and Technical Education Dual Credit course. 
  3. For both English and math, earn a 3 or higher on certain Advanced Placement exams or a 4 or higher on certain International Baccalaureate exams or an E on certain Cambridge International exams, or pass the course with at least a C+.
  4. Meet or exceed the graduation scores set by State Board of Education (SBE) in the math and English portions of the SAT or ACT. 
  5. Pass a transition course in English and math (for example, a Bridge to College course, which is a senior course for students who earned a Level 2 on the Washington State Assessments) which allows a student to place directly into a credit-bearing college level course. This pathway includes transition courses identified through local agreements between colleges and school districts.
  6. Meet any combination of at least one English and one math option of those options listed previously. 
  7. Meet standard on the ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) by scoring at least the minimum established by the military for eligibility to serve in a branch of the armed forces.
  8. Complete an approved sequence of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses: two or more high school credits of CTE courses in a progression tailored to the student’s goals and relevant to the postsecondary pathway(s) outlined in the student’s High School and Beyond Plan. The sequence may be comprised of courses within the same CTE program area. Sequences made up of courses within more than one CTE program area require local approval and expedited approval through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
*Please note that all students are required to complete the State Assessment, even if this is not the selected pathway option. 

Your responses to this survey will help inform future graduation pathway development. Thank you for being an important part of this process!
Which of the following best describes you? Note, if you are a parent AND a district or school employee you may complete the survey a second time from the viewpoint of the option you do not select now.
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