The High School Proficiency Exam measures students' understanding of particular skills and knowledge. It is used by educators to improve teaching and to better meet the academic needs of students.
To be eligible to graduate from high school, students must demonstrate skills in reading, writing, and math. To meet these requirements, students have several options.
The Pierce College High School Completion program currently does not offer HSPE testing. However, all students who entered ninth grade in 2004 and beyond must meet the requirements listed above to receive a diploma through Pierce's High School Completion program.
Because of agreements Pierce has made with high schools, students who need to retake the HSPE will be able to do so at their high school.