Frequently Asked Questions
No. The CAA Options are designed—and required by law—to be as challenging as the
High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) or the
End of Course Exam (EOC).
Eligibility for the Grades Comparison and the Advanced Placement and College Test Scores:
- A student must have taken the high school HSPE or EOC at least once before being eligible to access these two options.
- If the student has transferred to a Washington public school in the 11th or 12th grade, they may request direct access to the options.
Eligibility for the COE:
- A student must have not met standard on the Reading or Writing HSPE two times prior before being eligible to submit a COE. One of the attempts must have been at least one year prior to submitting a COE.
- Students in the classes of 2013 and 2014 must have not met standard on the Mathematics EOC twice (either Year 1 and Year 2 or the same EOC twice) before being eligible to submit a COE. One of the attempts must have been at least one year prior to submitting a COE.
No. Students may take the HSPE or EOC. Students have five opportunities from
spring of 10th grade to spring of their 12th grade year to take the HSPE or EOC
and earn a CAA.
Yes. The school’s CAA Options building facilitator, the student’s counselor or the school principal.
Students in their 12th grade year who have not met standard on the HSPE (or an
approved alternative), and experience a
special, unavoidable circumstance
that precludes their ability to access a state-approved assessment as a 12th
grader, may appeal to a state review board.
A student who transfers into a public school in the 11th or 12th grade from out
of state or from an in-state non-public school setting (private or home school)
is eligible for direct access to the
CAA Options without taking a
state exam first. A student who submits a waiver application also automatically
has direct access to the CAA Options.