Students must meet the standards tested on the ISTEP ELA and Math to satisfy the
graduation requirement. Students will take Part 1 and Part 2 during the second
semester of the English 10 and Algebra 1 courses.

What if a student earns enough credits to graduate, but does not
pass the English or math ISTEP?

Indiana state law provides that a student may graduate without passing the ISTEP
in math and/or English if all of the following have occurred:

The student must have –

 Taken the ISTEP in the subject area or subject areas in which the student did
not achieve a passing score at least one time every school year during his or her
sophomore, junior, and senior years in high school;
 Completed remediation opportunities provided by the school;

 Maintained a high school attendance rate of 95 percent with excused absences
not counted against the student’s attendance;

 Maintained a “C” average in the 29 credits required of all Indiana high school
graduates (8 English, 6 Math, 6 Science, 6 Social Studies, 2 PE and 1 Health.)

 Obtained a written recommendation supporting the request for the appeal from
the student’s teacher(s) in the subject area(s) in which the student has not
achieved a passing score, and be supported by documentation that the student
has attained the academic standard in the subject area, based upon tests other
than the ISTEP or classroom work.  

In addition, a student must have satisfied all other state and local graduation requirements.  The recommendation must be agreed to by the Principal.