The Dalles High School

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THE DALLES HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

In order to graduate from high school in the district, a student must successfully complete the following:

o   24 units of credit

o   Essential Skills requirements

o   Personalized Learning requirements

o   20 hours of Community Service

Below is a summary of each requirement for graduation.

 

 

Credit Requirements

Students earn .5 credits per class per trimester and have the opportunity to earn 7.5 credits per at TDHS.

 

Subject Area

Credit Requirement

English Language Arts

4

Mathematics – Algebra 1 and above

3

Social Sciences (Global Studies 9, Global Studies 10, US History A & B, Government and Economics)

3

Science (9th Grade Science, Biology and 1cr Science Elective)

3

Career Technical, The Arts, Second Lang.

3

Physical Education

1

Health

1

Electives[1]

6

 

 

Essential Skill

See the Oregon Department of Education webpage on Essential Skills for comprehensive information on each assessment.

http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/resources/es_assessment-options_all.pdf

 

Read and Comprehend a Variety of Texts

Students meet this requirement with a passing score on any of the following assessments.  Bold indicates assessments currently offered at TDHS.

Smarter Balanced Reading Claim Score**

2515

OAKS Reading / Literature

236

ACT or PLAN

18

WorkKeys

5

Compass

81

Asset

42

Accuplacer

86

SAT / PSAT

440 / 44

AP & IB[2]

Varies

2 Reading Work Samples

12*

 

*Students must score a total of 12 points on two approved work samples of different genres.  One must be in the genre of informational reading.  No individual trait score may be lower than a 3.  Example: a score of 3, 4, 5 is a pass but a score of 2, 5, 5 is not passing.

**Students receive separate claim scores in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Research on the Language Arts portion of the Smarter Balance test.  The claim score, not the overall scale score, determines whether students have met Essential Skills in Reading.

 

Write Clearly and Accurately

Students meet this requirement with a passing score on any of the following assessments.  Bold indicates assessments currently offered at TDHS.

Smarter Balanced Writing Claim Score**

2583

OAKS Writing

40

ACT

19

SAT Writing

460

2 Writing Work Samples

4/4/4/4*

 

*Students must score 4 or higher in each of the four traits on the Official State Scoring Guide.  Unlike Reading, a score of 3 in any individual trait is not passing.  One work sample must be in the genre of expository or persuasive and the other may be in expository, persuasive, narrative or fiction.

**Students receive separate claim scores in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening and Research on the Language Arts portion of the Smarter Balance test.  The claim score, not the overall scale score, determines whether students have met Essential Skills in Writing.

 

 Apply Mathematics in a Variety of Settings

Students meet this requirement with a passing score on any of the following assessments.  Bold indicates assessments currently offered at TDHS.

Smarter Balanced Mathematics Total Scale Score

2543

OAKS Mathematics

236

WorkKeys

5

Compass Intermediate Algebra

66

ACT

19

Asset Intermediate Algebra

41

SAT / PSAT

450 / 45

AP: Stats. or Calc. AB or Calc. BC

3

IB: SL or HL or Studies

4

2 Math Work Samples

4/4/4/4/4*

 

 

 


*Students must score 4 or higher in each of the five traits on the Official State Scoring Guide.  Unlike Reading, a score of 3 in any individual trait is not passing.  Each work samples must be in a different mathematical strand: Algebra, Geometry or Statistics. 

 

 

Personalized Learning Requirements

(Completed in Career Exploration class)

 

Education Plan & Profile- Develop an education plan and build an education profile to guide learning toward student’s personal, career and post-high school goals.

 

Career-Related Learning Experiences - Participate in experiences that connect classroom learning with real life experiences in the workplace, community, and /or school relevant to the student’s education plan.

 

Extended Application- Apply and extend knowledge and skills in new and complex situations related to the student’s personal career interests and post-high school goals.

 

 

 

Community Service Hours

Each student will complete as a graduation requirement, 20 hours of service to the community.  Counseling office clerk will record hours of service provided by the student.  Service will not be recorded for paid experience, experience that earns the student credit, or work done for parent(s).  Counseling office will assist the student in developing ideas for service projects. 



[1] Beginning with the class of 2019, students will be required to have .5 credits of Career Exploration and 5.5 credits of Electives.

[2] See approved list of AP Reading Exams at http://www.ode.state.or.us/wma/teachlearn/testing/resources/es_assessment-options_all.pdf

 

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