Proficiency & Equivalency Exams
California High School Proficiency Examination Program
The High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office has posted the CHSPE Flyer for Students in Grades Eleven and Twelve including the Spanish translation. The CHSPE regulations state that the school district superintendent shall require the principal of each school maintaining either or both grades eleven and twelve to distribute this flyer to each pupil in those grades in sufficient time to enable interested pupils to meet all examination registration requirements for the fall test. These regulations and the CHSPE Flyer can be found on the California Department of Education CHSPE Administration Documents Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sp/chspeadmin.asp or on https://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sp/chspeflyer.asp
For questions about the CHSPE program or policies, please contact the High School and Physical Fitness Assessment Office by e-mail at CHSPE@cde.ca.gov or by phone at 916‑445‑9449. For CHSPE administration questions, contact the Sacramento County Office of Education, CHSPE contractor, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 866-342-4773.
You can also visit the CHSPE website, https://www.chspe.net/, for more information regarding the exam.
General Educational Development Test
The GED test is for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Those who pass the test receive a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
In California, persons who are 18 years of age or older may take the GED test. Some 17-year-olds who meet specific criteria for testing may also take the test.
Testing centers throughout California give the test many times during the year. The GED test covers five subjects: reading, writing, math, science, and social studies. There is a fee to take the test.
For more information regarding the GED visit https://ged.com/