List of state graduation exams in the United States

State Graduation/ Exit Exams in the United States are standardized tests in American Public schools in order for students to receive a high school diploma, according to that state's Secondary Education Curriculum.

State Administrating agency Test name Also called... Source
Alabama Alabama State Department of Education Alabama High School Graduation Exam AHSGE [1]
Alaska Alaska Department of Education and Early Development High School Graduation Qualifying Examination HSGQE

Arizona Arizona Department of Education Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards AIMS
Arkansas Arkansas Department of Education Augmented Benchmark Examinations [3]
California California Department of Education California High School Exit Exam CAHSEE
Florida Florida Department of Education Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test FCAT
Georgia Georgia Department of Education Georgia High School Graduation Test GHSGT
Indiana Indiana Department of Education Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress-Plus I-STEP+
Louisiana Louisiana Department of Education Graduate Exit Examination GEE
Maryland Maryland Department of Education High School Assessment HSA
Massachusetts Massachusetts Department of Education Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System MCAS
Minnesota Minnesota Department of Education Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments—Series II MCA-II
Missouri Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Missouri Assessment Program MAP
Nevada Nevada Department of Education Nevada Proficiency Examination Program NPEP [4]
New Jersey New Jersey Department of Education High School Proficiency Assessment HSPA
New Mexico New Mexico Public Education Department New Mexico Standards-based assessment NMSBA [5]
New York New York State Department of Education Regents Examinations Regents
North Carolina North Carolina Department of Public Instruction End of Course Tests (Grades 9-12) EOCs
Ohio Ohio State Board of Education Ohio Graduation Test OGT [6]
South Carolina South Carolina Department of Education High School Assessment Program (Grades 9-12) HSAP
Tennessee Tennessee Department of Education Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program TCAP
Texas Texas Education Agency Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills TAKS
Virginia Virginia Department of Education Standards of Learning SOL


  1. ^ Alabama State Department of Education
  2. ^ Education & Early Development, Alaska Department of. "EED - Assessment, Accountability and Student Information". Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  3. ^ Education, Arkansas Department of (2006–2008). "Arkansas Department of Education – Testing". Retrieved 2009-04-25. 
  4. ^ Nevada Department of Education
  5. ^ (nd) NMSBA webpage. Retrieved 5/29/07
  6. ^ (nd) OAT webpage. Retrieved 5/29/07
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