High School and Beyond Meets HB 2224 Requirements!
Feb 26, 19
High School and Beyond is an interactive planning tool. It delivers all the elements of Washington State’s required plan, including a four-year course plan based on state or district graduation requirements and post-secondary goals. High School and Beyond uses the student’s data from Skyward.
Students can create their own personalized pathway through high school, and revise their Plan annually to accommodate changing interests or goals. Counselors, parents, and guardians may review and approve student Plans, and monitor their progress towards graduation. The Plan also follows the student if they transfer to another school district using Skyward.
House Bill 2224 (Sourced from OSPI)
Engrossed Substitute House Bill (ESHB) 2224 was signed into law by Governor Inslee on July 7, 2017. The passage of this bill altered existing statutory language to provide students who do not meet standards on statewide assessments with more pathways to high school graduation.
The bill also standardized several elements of High School and Beyond plan, as well as other items that affect student’s graduation requirements:
- The testing year for high school summative assessments is changed from 11th to 10th grade
- The science high school assessment graduation requirement has been postponed until the Class of 2021
- Several assessment graduation alternatives were added to, and removed from, the High School and Beyond Plan
- Removed Collections of Evidence (COEs) – COEs are no longer an option for meeting assessment graduation requirements
- Added Dual Credit Courses – A student who completes a dual credit course in ELA or math and earns college credit may use passage of the course as an objective alternative assessment
- Added Locally Administered Assessments (starting in the 2018-19 school year)
- Added Expedited Assessment Appeals (EAAs) – An EAA process is available for certain students in the classes of 2014–18 to waive requirements pertaining to a Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA)
For a summary of each section of the bill, see OSPI’s ESHB 2224 Bill Outline.
Does WSIPC’s High School and Beyond Plan Meets ESHB 2224’s Requirements?
Yes! Many elements were already available in our High School and Beyond application, such as Career Goals aided by skills and interest assessment, Educational Goals, a Four Year Course Plan, and a Resume or Activity Log.
To further meet the requirements of ESHB 2224 we have added the following:
- Access for 7th and/or 8th graders
- The ability to identify interventions and academic support or courses
- The ability to alert the student and counselor if the student has not met the middle school math assessment requirement, which would influence which mathematics courses should be taken in the ninth and tenth grades
High School and Beyond not only helps students to plan their future, it creates a clear and concise strategy towards accomplishing their educational goals.
To learn more or view a demo, contact your Information Service Center or WSIPC at firstname.lastname@example.org or (425) 349-6699.
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