As part of the Competency Determination (CD) graduation requirements, an Educational Proficiency Plan (EPP) must be developed for any student who does not meet or exceed the Proficient level (a minimum scaled score of 240) or the next-generation equivalent on the MCAS grade 10 ELA and/or Mathematics tests. Science and Technology/Engineering (STE) is not part of the EPP requirement.
Each EPP includes, at a minimum:
The EPP is not required for students in the classes of 2020–2022, who are eligible for the modified CD. It will be required in school year 2021–2022 for subsequent classes.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education adopted the EPP requirement in October 2006 as a change to the CD high school graduation requirement, beginning with the class of 2010. The goal of the EPP requirement is to increase the likelihood that students who graduate from Massachusetts high schools have the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in college and the workforce.
Last Updated: August 27, 2021
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