Massachusetts - Graduation Requirements: English Language Arts

Area: 
English Language Arts
Policy Type: 
Rule
Year Adopted: 
2014
Summary: 

Massachusetts requires four years of English for graduation.

Body: 

In addition to meeting local requirements for graduation,http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/graduation.html students must achieve a “Competency Determination” to receive a diploma, which is a proficient score on the English/language arts tests based on tenth grade standards, or a needs improvement score on said tests and the completion of an Education Proficiency Plan.

Implementing Authority: 
State Department of Education
Last Verified by NASBE: 
03/16/2016