To graduate, students in grades 9-12 must meet the reading demonstration requirement. The reading demonstration verifies students’ vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension skills. Students may meet the requirement in one of several ways:
- Receiving a MAP Reading Grades 6-12 RIT score of 217.
- Receiving at least a level of “On Track” on the NSCAS ELA in grades 7 and 8 or a level of “College and Career Ready (CCR)” in grade 8.
- Receiving a percentile rank of 70 or higher on a reading test on the approved list (e.g., Terra Nova, Iowa, PreACT, ACT, ACT Aspire) taken in grades 9-12 .
- Meeting requirements in an RGD Proxy course (e.g., Reading Advancement).
- Meeting requirements as specified through the ELL proxy process.
- Meeting requirements specified in the student’s IEP (see LPS Assessment Options for Students with Disabilities for more information).
The Reading Graduation Demonstration Exam consists of four newspaper selections and 40 multiple-choice questions.