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Lincoln Southwest Graduation Demonstration Exams

 

All students attending Lincoln Public Schools are required to meet graduation demonstration requirements (GDRs) in Reading and Writing in order to graduate. The GDRs are focused on providing evidence a student has reached an expected high school level of achievement prior to graduation. These requirements are met through performance on the Reading Graduation Demonstration Exam (RGDE) and the Writing Graduation Demonstration Exam (WGDE), through specified course work, or by meeting a requirement defined in a student’s IEP. Students have their first opportunity to meet these requirements in 9th grade through performance on the RGDE. At Southwest all 9th graders participate in one administration of the Reading Graduation Demonstration Exam during first semester. Students who do not pass the exam retake it in semester 2 and subsequent years, until the exam standard is met or a student meets the demonstrations through other means. Any 11th or 12th grade student who did not meet the WGDE requirement in their 9th grade year through an English course, will participate in one administration of the Writing Graduation Demonstration Exam during first semester. Students who do not pass the exam retake it in semester 2 and subsequent years, until the exam standard is met or a student meets the demonstrations through other means.

Information and Test-Taking tips specific to the RGDE may be found HERE.

Information and Test-Taking tips specific to the WGDE may be found HERE.