Beginning with the graduating class of 2023, Indiana high schools students must satisfy all three of the following Graduation Pathway Requirements by completing one of the associated Pathway Options:
- Earn one of the following High School Diploma designation options:
- General Diploma;
- Core 40 Diploma;
- Academic Honors Diploma;
- Technical Honors Diploma.
- Learn and Demonstrate one of the following Employability Skills options:
- Completion of a project-based learning experience;
- Completion of a service-based learning experience ;
- Completion of a work-based learning experience.
- Demonstrate one of the following Postsecondary-Ready Competencies:
- Honors diploma: Fulfill all requirements of either the Academic or Technical Honors diploma;
- ACT: Earn the college-ready benchmark scores;
- SAT: Earn the college-ready benchmarks scores;
- Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB): Earn at least a minimum Armed Forces Qualification Test (AFQT) score to qualify for placement into one of the branches of the US military;
- State- and Industry-recognized Credential or Certification;
- State-, Federal-, or Industry-recognized Apprenticeship;
- Career-Technical Education Concentrator: Earn a C average or higher in at least six (6) high school credits in a career sequence;
- AP/International Baccalaureate/Dual Credit/Cambridge International courses or College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Exams: Earn a C average or higher in at least three (3) courses;
- Locally created pathway that earns the approval of the State Board of Education by meeting its framework.
See also Graduation.
- Students need to only complete one bullet under each of the 3 options listed above.
- Both Honors diplomas satisfy both the diploma and postsecondary-ready competency requirements. This is because both Honors diplomas require a minimum of 47 high school credits and include postsecondary-ready competencies.
- Regarding Project Based Learning (from Counselor Talk, November 2018)
- We actually just completed our PBL today, the project is in it’s 21st year! I’ve had other local schools ask for this information, I’ve included the google doc below (see RESOURCES). I asked Ben Carter for his thoughts on our project, he said to count this as a best practice, students would need to go into the field and job shadow after interviews. I also clarified how we track this because we don’t want to keep copies of the portfolio. This project is counted as a test grade in the senior English class, Ben said recording the grade in the grade book and outlining the rubric in the syllabus counts for tracking. (Seeger High School)
- The PLTW Biomedical Medical 2nd year course (MI) requires student to develop a research project that they have to formally present to a group of STEM professionals. The PowerPoint serves as evidence or a work product of the real work which is the creation of an innovative idea presented to an outside group which is what PBL is all about (see RESOURCES below). (Blackford High School)
- From Amanda Culhan, IDOE, August 2018:
- Graduation Pathway information and resources are now posted to this website: https://www.doe.in.gov/graduation-pathways.The State Board of Education approved the graduation pathways in December, which you can find here.The State Board approved the guidance, which you can find posted to the Graduation Pathways page. Also included on this page are the appendices and resources section of the guidance document.Graduation Pathways are required for the graduating class of 2023 (current 8th graders).Students in cohorts prior to 2023, may graduate using the graduation pathways in lieu of the graduation exam, if the school makes the graduation pathways available as an option prior to the 2023 cohort. To graduate using the graduation pathways, the student would need to meet all three boxes (checking off one item per box (diploma requirements, employability skills, and postsecondary-readiness competencies)).I would suggest reading through the guidance document as it is pretty detailed and provides examples and resources. The trickiest requirement is the employability skills/box 2 but there are guidelines and examples of what would qualify.If you have questions, we have a general help email here: DOEGradpathways@doe.in.gov
- The Graduation Pathways requirements will start with freshmen beginning high school in 2019-20. This is the graduating class of 2023.
- Students graduating in 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, or 2022 may satisfy graduation requirements by either passing the current graduation qualifying exams (ISTEP 10 or ECAs) or completing the Graduation Pathways. The option to satisfy graduation requirements through completion of the Graduation Pathways is dependent upon whether the student’s school makes this opportunity available.
- Q: With the new Indiana Graduation Pathway requirements, it doesn’t appear that there are currently state testing requirements. If this is so, will this potentially benefit students that have struggled with passing state required exams? A: Students will still have to take a test for accountability purposes. The test for accountability (and graduation if not using pathways) is the ISTEP+ grade 10 in ELA and Math through the class of 2022. The graduating class of 2023 will take a college entrance exam for accountability purposes – as juniors during the 2021-22 school year. The college entrance exam is also an option under box 3 of the pathways. So, if using the graduation pathways to graduate, students won’t need to pass a state assessment but they will have to continue to take one for accountability purposes. (Amanda Culhan, School Counseling Specialist, Indiana Department of Education, July 2018)
NEWLY ADDED – November 2018
- Indiana Online Graduation Pathways Workshop PowerPoint
- IDOE Graduation Pathways website
- Indiana CTE Concentrator Pathways
- Beech Grove Student Community Service Form
- Blackford High School Employability Skills Chart
- Blackford High School Work Product – Sports Recommendation and Skills Checklist
- Blackford High School Work Product – Student Council Participation
- Blackford High School Work Product – Key Club Service Based Learning
- Blackford High School Work Product – JROTC Employability Skills
- Blackford High School Work Product – HOSA Recommendation and Skills Rubric
- Blackford High School Work Product – WBL Workplace Skills Evaluation
- Blackford High School Work Product – Employer Verification Letter
- Bluffton HS Emp Skills Verification Form
- Crown Point HS Comm Svc Hours Guidelines
- Crown Point HS Comm Svc Verfication Form
- Crown Point HS Emp Skills Verification
- Crown Point HS Emp Verification Form
- Crown Point HS Graduation Pathway Checklist
- Crown Point HS Graduation Pathway Community Service Form (18-19)
- Student/Parent checklist
- Credit/pathway tracking
- Grad Pathways Checklist Form
- Graduation Pathways Checklist Form
- Graduation Pathways Waiver of Postsecondary option
- IDOE Graduation Pathways – Guidance final.v7
- IDOE Graduation Pathways Policy Guidance – Appendices.v5
- IDOE Graduation Requirements for 2019-2022 Cohorts
- IDOE Graduation Waivers for 2019-2022 Cohorts
- IN Federal Apprenticeships List
- Parent Toolkit
- Seeger High School PBL Portfolio Requirements and Senior Interview
- IDOE Grad Pathways Presentation (PowerPoint) (October 2018)
- Diploma Flow Chart 2018 and Graduation Pathway Checklist (Word version)
- State Board of Education Graduation Pathways Policy Guidence, Version 7 (July 11, 2018)
- Guidance Doc for Grad Pathways – this is version 4.
- Grade 8 Parent Night Diploma Requirements Class of 2023
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