Pathways to Graduation
To receive a New Jersey high school diploma students must pass the traditional exit examination, the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), or the Alternative High School Assessment (AHSA), previously called the Special Review Assessment (SRA). Both assessments are designed measure academic proficiency on the State’s core content curriculum standards. Students who are English Language Learners have the opportunity to take the alternative exam in their native language (LSRA/LAHSA). Special education students may be exempted from the requirement to pass either exam through their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).
The following interactive report provides data on pathways to graduation for New Jersey students beginning in 2002-03. Data are presented at the state, district, and school level.