Graduation Alternatives Application
With passage of
HB 1599 (the “Pathways Bill”) information on this page
applies only to students in the class of 2019 or earlier.
More information for students in the class of 2020 and beyond
will be made available in spring/summer 2019. View the resource page
related to HB 1599 and legislative information on the bill.
This webpage serves as a repository for resources and information relating to the continued development and functionality of the Graduation Alternatives application.
The Graduation Alternatives Application (accessed through EDS) is a web-based platform, created to replace the paper submission process. It was developed for school and district personnel to submit and grant approval for the following Assessment Graduation Alternatives and waivers:
The Graduation Alternatives Application allows automatic approval at the district level, and relies on the individuals approving a form following policy for each submission. Specifically, this requires each approver to verify the accuracy of inputted information by ensuring it matches the documentation uploaded for each form. An audit process ensures that the documentation submitted clearly reflects the data entered in to the application by the user.
If a district fails to uphold policy when engaging in the approval process and allows forms to be submitted which are not valid, the district may have its automatic approval revoked. For more information on the Audit process for Graduation Alternatives Application submissions, please see Section V of the Graduation Alternatives Users’ Guide.
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Newsletter will include system updates, bug updates, reminders, and general Assessment Graduation Alternatives news.
For all other questions dealing with student scenarios that are not captured through the application’s processes (as outlined in the application’s users guide and 2016-17 updates documents) please notify your District Assessment Coordinator before reaching out to the Graduation Alternatives office at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-725-6393.