Retroactive HS Diplomas for Students Who Failed CAHSEE

Posted on EdSource by Fermin Leal —March 31, 2016

High school diplomas at last for students who failed exit exam

Screen Shot 2016-04-04 at 7.26.46 PMNearly a decade of frustration, anxiety and disappointment ended for Marisa Herrera this
month when her long-awaited high school diploma arrived in the mail.  “Finally!” she remembered saying after ripping open the envelope, fighting back tears. “I didn’t think this day would ever come. But I can finally say that I’m a high school graduate.”

Herrera, now 27, is among the thousands of students across California who failed the state’s high school exit exam but are now receiving diplomas retroactively because a new state law has eliminated the test as a graduation requirement. And she’s hardly alone in waiting that long.  <Read more…>

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