CAHSEE Information

California High School Exit Exam


What is the CAHSEE?
In 1999, the enactment of Senate Bill (SB) 2 established California Education Code (EC) Section 60850 that authorized the development of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE), which students in California public schools would have to pass to earn a high school diploma. All California public school students, except eligible students with disabilities, must satisfy the CAHSEE requirement, as well as all other state and local requirements, to receive a high school diploma. The CAHSEE requirement can be satisfied by passing the examination, or for eligible students with disabilities, meeting the exemption requirement pursuant to EC Section 60852.3, or receiving a local waiver pursuant to EC Section 60851(c). For additional information on exemptions and waivers for students with disabilities, see question #10.
The purpose of the CAHSEE is to improve student achievement in high school and to help ensure that students who graduate from high school can demonstrate grade-level competency in reading, writing, and mathematics.
ELA Study Guide

In English and Spanish

Math Study Guide

In English and Spanish

Released Questions (only in English)
These are all the same link—the page contains all of the CAHSEE resource materials