To be included in the CHSPE category, student must meet the following criteria in addition to the Successful High School Completer criteria above:

  • Student Exit Reason Code = E230 (CompleterExit)
  • Completion Status Code = 330 [Passed CHSPE (and no standard HS diploma)]

California Education Code section 48412(2) specifies that students who pass the California High School Proficiency Exam (CHSPE) shall receive a “certificate of proficiency” and that the certificate “shall be equivalent to a high school diploma.” However, based on federal Every Student Succeeds Act non-regulatory guidance, published January 2017, these students are not considered graduates as they do not meet the federal definition of a high school graduate.

Reference: CHSPE Site