End of Course Assessment (ECA)

Beginning with the graduating class of 2012, the Indiana Department of Education requires students to pass an End of Course Assessment (ECA) for Algebra I and English 10 to receive a diploma. Freshman will take the Algebra I ECA in May, and Sophomores will take the English 10 ECA in May. ECA retests are available in December and May. Please pay close attention to the specific dates when the tests will be administered to ensure your student is in school. Additional information about the End of Course Assessment, including sample questions and frequently asked questions, can be found on the Indiana Department of Education website.

Test dates for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:

  • Language Arts = December 4-15, 2017 and May 15-24, 2018 (seniors only)
  • Algebra 1 = December 4-15, 2017 and May 15-24, 2018 (seniors only)

The Indiana Department of Education requires students enrolled in Biology to take the  ISTEP+ Biology exam. Test dates for the 2017-2018 school year are as follows:

  • ISTEP+ Part 1 = February 26-March 9, 2018
  • ISTEP+ Part 2 = April 16-May 4, 2018
  • ISTEP+ Retest Window = December 4-15, 2017 (juniors only, who have not previously passed the ISTEP+)

The Indiana Department of Education has outlined three ways to earn a high school diploma:

  1. Complete the CORE 40 requirements for your class with a grade of “C” or higher in the directed and elective CORE 40 classes and/or;
  2. Meet the minimum graduation requirements for your class and pass the ECA in English 10 and Algebra I, or;
  3. Students who do not pass the ECA need to qualify for the Appeal Process, which consists of the following:
    • Participate in three remediation sessions with 75% attendance at each;
    • Take the ECA every time it is offered;
    • Maintain 95% attendance throughout your high school career;
    • Maintain a “C” average in the non-elective courses required for graduation;
    • Demonstrate with teacher documentation capability of “C” average work; and
    • Complete all other requirements for a high school diploma.

 

Seniors who have satisfactorily completed all course requirements and have attended a minimum of seven (7) semesters but have not passed the ECA will receive a Certificate of Course Completion.