[Rev. 12/7/2018 12:53:46 PM]

[NAC-390 Revised Date: 12-18]

CHAPTER 390 - TESTING OF PUPILS AND GRADUATION

GENERAL PROVISIONS

390.005              “Electronic media” defined. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.852.]

390.010              Committees to evaluate and recommend textbooks and electronic media: Appointment; membership. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.854.]

390.011              Definitions.

390.015              “Adjusted diploma” defined.

390.018              “Adult standard diploma” defined.

390.020              Committee evaluation of textbooks. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.856.]

390.021              “Criterion-referenced examination” defined.

390.025              Electronic media: Notification to use; committee evaluation. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.858.]

390.030              Provision of opportunity for members of community to review textbooks and electronic media and submit comments. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.860.]

390.031              “End-of-course examination” defined.

390.040              Recommendations for adoption of textbooks or electronic media: Effect of incorrect or inaccurate evaluation. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.862.]

390.041              “Graduating cohort” defined.

390.050              Compliance with schedule for adoption of textbooks and electronic media. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.864.]

390.051              “Semester” defined.

390.060              Use of textbook or electronic media on experimental basis. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.866.]

390.061              “Standard diploma” defined.

390.070              Use of revised editions of adopted textbooks or electronic media. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.868.]

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENTS

390.100              Definitions. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.872.]

390.105              Purpose.

390.110              Procedures for selection: Establishment and approval; effect of compliance. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.874.]

390.115              Eligibility to take assessments; duties of school district.

390.120              Procedures for selection: Parameters for development. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.876.]

390.125              Identification required to take assessment.

390.130              Procedures for selection: Contents. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.878.]

390.135              Prescribed assessments; minimum passing scores.

390.140              Review and reconsideration of selection of materials that are challenged. [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.880.]

390.145              Initial testing and retesting.

390.155              Certificate of educational equivalence.

ADMINISTRATION OF END-OF-COURSE EXAMINATIONS, COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER EXAMINATIONS

390.200              Eligibility of pupil to take end-of-course examination.

390.210              Eligibility of pupil to take college and career readiness assessment.

390.220              Times for administration; special administration.

390.230              General requirements for examinations.

390.240              Confidentiality and security of testing materials.

390.250              Procedures for administration of examinations and assessments.

390.260              Use of calculators on examinations.

390.270              Eligibility for reexamination.

390.280              School district to provide remedial study to pupil who fails end-of-course examination; plan to provide remedial study to be provided to Department; review and approval of plan; times remedial study to be offered.

390.290              Charter school to provide remedial study to pupil who fails end-of-course examination; plan to provide remedial study to be provided to sponsor; review and approval of plan; times remedial study to be offered.

390.300              Reporting of results to Department.

390.310              Restriction on reporting scores of individual pupils; reporting of aggregated scores.

390.320              Specific criterion-referenced examinations required.

390.330              Proficiency examinations in writing: High school; fifth and eighth grades.

390.340              Maintenance of results of examinations and list of names and scores.

ISSUANCE OF DIPLOMAS

390.400              Passage of end-of-course examinations required for diploma to be awarded.

390.410              Submission of results of end-of-course examinations.

390.420              Publication of standards and passing grades; submission by school districts and charter schools of certain information; review and approval by Department.

390.430              Units of credit and grade point average required to receive advanced diploma.

390.440              Units of credit required to receive standard diploma.

390.450              Requirements for graduation for pupils transferring to Nevada high school.

390.460              Exemptions for certain high schools from requirements for graduation.

390.470              Requirements for adult standard diploma.

390.480              Credit received through adult high school program applicable toward adult standard diploma.

390.490              Other credits applicable toward adult standard diploma.

390.500              Waiver of credits for adult standard diploma; scores required on high school equivalency assessment for waiver.

390.510              Attendance at adult high school program for test preparation.

390.520              Adjusted diploma for pupil with disability.

390.530              Issuance of diploma to pupil with disability.

390.540              Issuance of standard high school diploma to certain veterans who left high school to serve in Armed Forces.

 

 

GENERAL PROVISIONS

     NAC 390.005  “Electronic media” defined.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.852.]

 

     NAC 390.010  Committees to evaluate and recommend textbooks and electronic media: Appointment; membership.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.854.]

 

     NAC 390.011  Definitions. (NRS 385.080, 385.114)  As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, the words and terms defined in NAC 390.011 to 390.061, inclusive, have the meanings ascribed to them in those sections.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82; A 1-26-90; R065-99, 11-3-99; R086-99, 11-3-99, eff. 1-1-2000; R037-99, 11-3-99, eff. 7-1-2000; R073-00, 6-20-2000; R013-03, 10-30-2003; R063-14, 10-24-2014; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for part of NAC 389.011)

     NAC 390.015  “Adjusted diploma” defined. (NRS 385.080)  “Adjusted diploma” means a diploma which evidences the graduation from high school of a pupil with a disability after the pupil has met special requirements or adjusted standards.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82; A by R072-01, 11-7-2001) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.015)

     NAC 390.018  “Adult standard diploma” defined. (NRS 385.080)  “Adult standard diploma” means a diploma which evidences the graduation from high school of a person who has met the requirements for graduation through:

     1.  An adult high school program established by a school district; or

     2.  An alternative program for the education of pupils at risk of dropping out of school established by a school district pursuant to NRS 388.537.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82; A by R067-97, 12-10-97; R134-07, 6-17-2008) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.017)

     NAC 390.020  Committee evaluation of textbooks.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.856.]

 

     NAC 390.021  “Criterion-referenced examination” defined. (NRS 385.080)  “Criterion-referenced examination” means an examination in which the achievement and proficiency of a pupil on the examination is compared to an expected level of achievement and proficiency on the examination that is based on the specific academic standards, knowledge and skills that the examination was designed to measure.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R065-99, eff. 11-3-99; A by R072-01, 11-7-2001) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0195)

     NAC 390.025  Electronic media: Notification to use; committee evaluation.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.858.]

 

     NAC 390.030  Provision of opportunity for members of community to review textbooks and electronic media and submit comments.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.860.]

 

     NAC 390.031  “End-of-course examination” defined. (NRS 385.080, 390.600)  “End-of-course examination” means an examination required by NRS 390.600 and NAC 390.400.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R061-14, eff. 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0242)

     NAC 390.040  Recommendations for adoption of textbooks or electronic media: Effect of incorrect or inaccurate evaluation.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.862.]

 

     NAC 390.041  “Graduating cohort” defined. (NRS 385.080)  “Graduating cohort” means a group of pupils who, as of the date on which they begin high school, are scheduled to graduate from high school at the end of a specified school year.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R061-14, eff. 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0246)

     NAC 390.050  Compliance with schedule for adoption of textbooks and electronic media.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.864.]

 

     NAC 390.051  “Semester” defined. (NRS 385.080)  “Semester” means one of the two academic terms that make up the school year at a school that offers a traditional 9-month school schedule.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R037-99, 11-3-99, eff. 7-1-2000) — (Substituted in revision for part of NAC 389.034)

     NAC 390.060  Use of textbook or electronic media on experimental basis.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.866.]

 

     NAC 390.061  “Standard diploma” defined. (NRS 385.080)  “Standard diploma” means a diploma which evidences a pupil’s graduation from high school but which is not an adjusted diploma or an adult standard diploma.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.035)

     NAC 390.070  Use of revised editions of adopted textbooks or electronic media.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.868.]

 

HIGH SCHOOL EQUIVALENCY ASSESSMENTS

     NAC 390.100  Definitions.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.872.]

 

     NAC 390.105  Purpose. (NRS 385.080, 390.055)  The high school equivalency assessments selected by the State Board pursuant to NRS 390.055 enable persons who have not graduated from high school to demonstrate that they have achieved an educational level which is an acceptable substitute for completing a high school education.

     [Bd. of Education, eff. 1-9-81] — (NAC A by R155-13, 6-23-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.402)

     NAC 390.110  Procedures for selection: Establishment and approval; effect of compliance.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.874.]

 

     NAC 390.115  Eligibility to take assessments; duties of school district. (NRS 385.080, 390.055)

     1.  Any person who:

     (a) Is 17 years of age or older;

     (b) Has not graduated from a high school in the United States which is accredited by a regional association; and

     (c) Is not currently enrolled in a high school,

Ê is eligible to take an assessment to determine the person’s high school equivalency if he or she otherwise complies with the provisions of NRS 390.055. No minimum period of residence in this State is required of an applicant before he or she takes an assessment.

     2.  The board of trustees of a school district may, upon request and for good cause shown, grant permission to take a high school equivalency assessment to a person who resides in the school district and who is at least 16 years of age but less than 17 years of age if the person satisfies the requirements of subsection 3 of NRS 390.055.

     3.  A school district shall adhere to the policies of the high school equivalency assessment service that the high school equivalency assessment must not be used as part of a high school program or used as a high school exit examination.

     4.  A school district shall not allow a person who passes a high school equivalency assessment to waive the units of credit required for a standard high school diploma.

     5.  A person who is at least 18 years of age and who passes a high school equivalency assessment may, in accordance with NAC 390.500, waive the units of credit required for an adult standard diploma.

     6.  A person who is at least 17 years of age but less than 18 years of age and who is enrolled in an alternative program for the education of pupils at risk of dropping out of school established by a school district pursuant to NRS 388.537 may, in accordance with NAC 390.500, waive the units of credit required for an adult standard diploma.

     [Bd. of Education, eff. 1-9-81] — (NAC A 3-9-88; R032-98, 5-29-98; R029-01, 11-1-2001; R134-07, 6-17-2008; R155-13, 6-23-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.404)

     NAC 390.120  Procedures for selection: Parameters for development.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.876.]

 

     NAC 390.125  Identification required to take assessment. (NRS 385.080, 390.055)

     1.  An applicant to take a high school equivalency assessment must provide valid identification. An acceptable kind of identification is a document containing the applicant’s photograph, such as a current driver’s license.

     2.  Before an applicant is admitted to take an assessment, the proctor who will conduct the assessment shall compare the signature on the document which the applicant presents as identification with the signature on his or her application to take the assessment.

     [Bd. of Education, eff. 1-9-81] — (NAC A by R155-13, 6-23-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.406)

     NAC 390.130  Procedures for selection: Contents.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.878.]

 

     NAC 390.135  Prescribed assessments; minimum passing scores. (NRS 385.080, 390.055)

     1.  Pursuant to NRS 390.055, the State Board hereby selects the following as high school equivalency assessments:

     (a) The General Educational Development Test;

     (b) The HiSET Exam; and

     (c) The Test Assessing Secondary Completion.

     2.  The minimum passing score:

     (a) For the General Educational Development Test is a standard score of at least 450 on each of the four subtests, if the test was taken before January 1, 2014.

     (b) For the General Educational Development Test is a standard score of at least 145 on each of the four subtests, if the test was taken on or after January 1, 2014.

     (c) For the HiSET Exam is a standard score of 8 on each of the five subtests and an average standard score of 9 on the five subtests.

     (d) For the Test Assessing Secondary Completion is a standard score of 500 on each of the five subtests.

     [Bd. of Education, eff. 1-9-81] — (NAC A by R061-97, 12-10-97; R194-01, 4-1-2002; R155-13, 6-23-2014; R050-16, 6-28-2016) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.408)

     NAC 390.140  Review and reconsideration of selection of materials that are challenged.  [Replaced in revision by NAC 389.880.]

 

     NAC 390.145  Initial testing and retesting. (NRS 385.080, 390.055)

     1.  An applicant who takes a high school equivalency assessment for the first time must complete the entire battery of subtests before the applicant may be retested on any of the subtests.

     2.  An applicant who completes his or her initial assessment but fails to achieve the minimum scores may be retested on the entire battery of subtests or on the individual subtest or subtests which the applicant failed. If an applicant to be retested was initially tested with an edition in the English language, a different form of the edition must be used for the retest.

     3.  An applicant may be retested any number of times, although the availability of alternative forms of the assessment may limit the number of possible retests in any 12-month period.

     [Bd. of Education, eff. 3-20-76; A 1-9-81] — (NAC A by R155-13, 6-23-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.410)

     NAC 390.155  Certificate of educational equivalence. (NRS 385.080, 390.055)  A test site that has been approved by the Department to administer the high school equivalency assessments may administer such assessments. A certificate of educational equivalence will be issued without charge to any person who passes an assessment in a manner determined by the Department.

     [Bd. of Education, eff. 3-20-76; A 1-9-81] — (NAC A 3-9-88; R013-06, 8-31-2007; R155-13, 6-23-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.420)

ADMINISTRATION OF END-OF-COURSE EXAMINATIONS, COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS ASSESSMENTS AND OTHER EXAMINATIONS

     NAC 390.200  Eligibility of pupil to take end-of-course examination. (NRS 385.080, 390.600)  After entering grade 6, a pupil who is enrolled in or has completed each course for which an end-of-course examination is approved pursuant to NAC 390.420 is eligible to take the examination.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R061-14, eff. 12-22-2014; A by R036-15, 10-27-2015) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0482)

     NAC 390.210  Eligibility of pupil to take college and career readiness assessment. (NRS 385.080, 390.600, 390.610)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a pupil is eligible to take the college and career readiness assessment administered pursuant to NRS 390.610 if the pupil has completed at least 11 units of credit or 4 semesters of high school.

     2.  If a pupil has an academic plan which projects that the pupil will graduate from high school before becoming eligible to take the college and career readiness assessment pursuant to subsection 1, the pupil may submit a written request to take the assessment to the superintendent of schools of the school district or the governing body of the charter school in which the pupil is enrolled.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R061-14, eff. 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0484)

     NAC 390.220  Times for administration; special administration. (NRS 385.080, 390.105, 390.600, 390.610)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, the board of trustees of each school district and the governing body of each charter school, respectively, shall administer the examinations and assessment required by NRS 390.105, 390.600 and 390.610 in each public school in that district and each charter school which has the appropriate grades. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the examinations and assessment must be administered in the spring semester on the dates specified by the Department, as follows:

     (a) For grades 3 through 8, the criterion-referenced examinations in reading and mathematics as provided in NAC 390.320.

     (b) For grades 5 and 8, the criterion-referenced examinations in writing and science.

     (c) For pupils in grade 11, the college and career readiness assessment.

     (d) Except as otherwise provided in this paragraph, for pupils who are enrolled in courses for which end-of-course examinations are approved pursuant to NAC 390.420, those examinations. For any pupil who fails an end-of-course examination, the examination must be administered again to the pupil during the summer months on the dates specified by the Department.

     2.  Not later than May 1 of each year, the board of trustees of a school district in which a school with a 12-month school program is located or the governing body of a charter school with a 12-month school program shall, if pupils who attend the school are not expected to be in session on one of the dates prescribed in subsection 1 for the administration of an examination, consult with the Assessment, Program Accountability and Curriculum Office of the Department to establish another date for the administration of that examination. Not later than June 1 of that year, the Assessment, Program Accountability and Curriculum Office shall provide the board of trustees or the governing body of a charter school with written confirmation of the date agreed upon pursuant to this subsection.

     3.  The Department may schedule a special administration of any examination required to be passed for graduation if:

     (a) The person taking the examination is a pupil enrolled in grade 12;

     (b) The person, through no fault on the part of the person, was not able to take the examination at its most recent administration; and

     (c) No regular administration of the examination is scheduled before the date on which the person is otherwise eligible to graduate.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-9-88; A 9-15-89; 9-13-91; 10-8-93, eff. 9-1-94; 11-17-95; R115-97, 12-10-97; R115-97, 12-10-97, eff. 7-1-98; R019-98, 4-17-98; R019-98, 4-17-98, eff. 7-1-98; R065-99, 11-3-99; R065-99, 11-3-99, eff. 9-1-2000; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R072-01, 11-7-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R042-05, 10-31-2005; R020-09, 10-27-2009; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.051)

     NAC 390.230  General requirements for examinations. (NRS 385.080, 390.105, 390.600)

     1.  An examination that is administered to assess the achievement and proficiency of pupils in this State must:

     (a) If the examination is administered pursuant to NRS 390.105, measure the achievement and proficiency of pupils in the standards of content established by the Council to Establish Academic Standards for Public Schools, as adopted by the State Board of Education pursuant to NRS 389.520;

     (b) If the examination is an end-of-course examination, measure the achievement and proficiency of pupils in the subjects set forth in subsection 1 of NRS 389.018 and NAC 390.400;

     (c) Be designed so that data relating to past and future trends of the examination scores of pupils may be compiled;

     (d) Measure the specific knowledge and skills or level of achievement and proficiency that it was designed to measure;

     (e) Be fair to all potential examinees and, insofar as practicable, be designed to account for differences among the examinees in their gender, culture and primary language; and

     (f) Be useful in determining the achievement and proficiency of a pupil relative to a particular level of achievement and proficiency.

     2.  The costs of such an examination must not exceed the appropriations made by the Legislature for the administration of the examination.

     3.  The results of such an examination must be reported in a manner that:

     (a) Is clear to parents and teachers; and

     (b) Avoids the use of technical terms.

     4.  The Department shall provide a program of professional development for teachers relating to the interpretation of the results of such an examination.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R065-99, eff. 11-3-99; A by R072-01, 11-7-2001; R072-01, 11-7-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0515)

     NAC 390.240  Confidentiality and security of testing materials. (NRS 385.080, 390.105, 390.270, 390.600)

     1.  The questions contained in any end-of-course examination and the approved answers used for grading the examination are confidential, and disclosure is unlawful except:

     (a) To the extent necessary to administer and evaluate the examination.

     (b) To the extent necessary for the performance of the duties of a person described in this paragraph, disclosure may be made to a:

          (1) State officer who is a member of the Executive or Legislative Branch of State Government; or

          (2) Superintendent of schools, director of curriculum or director of testing of a school district.

     (c) Specific questions and answers may be disclosed if the Superintendent of Public Instruction determines that the questions and answers are not being used in a current examination and that making the questions and answers available to the public poses no threat to the security of the examination process.

     (d) As required pursuant to NRS 239.0115.

     2.  The board of trustees of each school district and the governing body of each charter school shall ensure that the employees of the school district or charter school, respectively, who have access to the materials necessary to administer the examinations required by NRS 390.105 and 390.600 are familiar with:

     (a) The provisions of this section and NRS 390.250 to 390.305, inclusive; and

     (b) Any instructions that are issued by the Department relating to the confidentiality of those materials.

     3.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person shall not make or distribute copies of the questions contained in the examinations required by NRS 390.105 and 390.600 or the approved answers used for grading them unless that person has received written authorization to do so from the publisher of the examination and the Department.

     4.  Before the examinations required by NRS 390.105 and 390.600 are distributed to the schools in which the examinations will be administered, the board of trustees or the governing body shall ensure that the materials used to administer the examinations and the approved answers used for grading them are stored in such a manner that only those persons to whom the materials and answers may be disclosed pursuant to this section have access to them.

     5.  The secure examination materials that are used to administer the examinations required by NRS 390.105 and 390.600 must not be distributed to the schools in which the examinations will be administered until such time as is necessary to allow the schools adequate time to prepare to administer the examinations.

     6.  The principal of each school to which an examination is delivered shall ensure that:

     (a) The questions contained in the examination are stored in a secure location and are not distributed until the examination is administered; and

     (b) The materials used to administer the examination are stored in a secure manner before the end of the day on which the examination is administered.

     7.  On or before September 15 of each year, the principal of each public school and charter school, respectively, shall submit to the Department a statement that the principal will ensure that the school complies with the provisions of this section, the provisions of NRS 390.250 to 390.305, inclusive, and any instructions issued by the Department relating to the confidentiality of testing materials. The statement required pursuant to this subsection must be on a form prescribed by the Department.

     8.  The examinations required by NRS 390.105 and 390.600 must be administered:

     (a) In a facility that is approved by the board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of the charter school; and

     (b) By employees of the school district or charter school who are designated to administer the examinations by the board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of the charter school, respectively.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R115-97, eff. 12-10-97; A by R065-99, 11-3-99; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.054)

     NAC 390.250  Procedures for administration of examinations and assessments. (NRS 385.080, 390.105, 390.600, 390.610)

     1.  Achievement and proficiency examinations must be administered as follows:

     (a) For grades 5 and 8, the examination in writing must be administered pursuant to the instructions in the current edition of the manual for the administration of the proficiency examination in writing adopted by the Department.

     (b) For grades 3 through 8, the criterion-referenced examinations must be administered pursuant to the instructions in the current edition of the manual for the administration of the criterion-referenced examinations adopted by the Department.

     2.  The college and career readiness assessment required by NRS 390.610 and end-of-course examinations must be administered pursuant to the instructions in the current edition of the manual for the administration of the criterion-referenced examinations adopted by the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-9-88; A 9-15-89; 12-11-89; 9-13-91; 10-8-93, eff. 9-1-94; 11-17-95; R115-97, 12-10-97; R019-98, 4-17-98; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R042-05, 10-31-2005; R020-09, 10-27-2009; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.056)

     NAC 390.260  Use of calculators on examinations. (NRS 385.080, 390.105)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, calculators may not be used by pupils taking any examination in mathematics described in NAC 390.320.

     2.  A pupil may use a calculator while taking the Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examination in Mathematics if the pupil is enrolled in a program of special education pursuant to NRS 388.417 to 388.515, inclusive, and the pupil’s individualized education program specifies that the pupil may use a calculator for assessment purposes.

     3.  A pupil may use a calculator while taking a portion of the Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examination in Mathematics if the Department has specified that a calculator may be used while taking that portion of the examination.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R115-97, eff. 12-10-97; A by R019-98, 4-17-98; R065-99, 11-3-99; R065-99, 11-3-99, eff. 9-1-2000; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R042-05, 10-31-2005; R020-09, 10-27-2009; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0565)

     NAC 390.270  Eligibility for reexamination. (NRS 385.080, 390.105, 390.600)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, a pupil who fails an end-of-course examination is eligible to be reexamined only at the times the examination is administered pursuant to NAC 390.220 after providing proof to the school district or, if the pupil attends a charter school, to the charter school that the pupil has completed the appropriate remedial study.

     2.  If the pupil does not pass an end-of-course examination before the completion of grade 12, the pupil may be reexamined any time that the examination is administered to adults pursuant to NAC 390.220 after providing proof to the school district or, if the pupil attends a charter school, to the charter school that the pupil has completed the appropriate remedial study.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 10-8-93; A by R065-99, 11-3-99; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R020-09, 10-27-2009; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.057)

     NAC 390.280  School district to provide remedial study to pupil who fails end-of-course examination; plan to provide remedial study to be provided to Department; review and approval of plan; times remedial study to be offered. (NRS 385.080, 390.600)

     1.  Each school district shall provide remedial study to each pupil enrolled in a public school in the district who fails an end-of-course examination.

     2.  Each school district shall develop a plan to provide the remedial study described in subsection 1. The plan must prescribe an appropriate amount of remedial study, as determined by the teacher of the course with which the examination is aligned, the public school, or both, for each end-of-course examination.

     3.  Not later than July 1, each school district shall submit to the Department the plan developed pursuant to subsection 2.

     4.  Not later than 45 days after the Department receives a plan submitted pursuant to subsection 3 or resubmitted pursuant to subsection 5, the Department will review the plan and:

     (a) Approve the plan and provide notice to the school district that the plan is approved; or

     (b) Return the plan to the school district with recommendations for revision.

     5.  If the Department returns a plan to a school district pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 4, the school district shall, within 20 days after it receives the plan, revise and resubmit the plan to the Department. A plan may be revised and resubmitted until it is approved.

     6.  A school district shall not charge a pupil for any of the costs related to the remedial study, including, without limitation, costs relating to transporting the pupil to the location where the remedial study is provided.

     7.  The remedial study described in subsection 1 may be offered:

     (a) During the regular school day;

     (b) During summer school;

     (c) During intersession school; or

     (d) As part of a program that is offered before or after the regular school day.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R061-14, eff. 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0574)

     NAC 390.290  Charter school to provide remedial study to pupil who fails end-of-course examination; plan to provide remedial study to be provided to sponsor; review and approval of plan; times remedial study to be offered. (NRS 385.080, 390.600)

     1.  Each charter school shall provide remedial study to each pupil enrolled in the charter school who fails an end-of-course examination.

     2.  The governing body of each charter school shall develop a plan to provide the remedial study described in subsection 1. The plan must prescribe an appropriate amount of remedial study, as determined by the teacher of the course with which the examination is aligned, the governing body of the charter school, or both, for each end-of-course examination.

     3.  Not later than July 1, the governing body of each charter school shall submit to the sponsor of the charter school the plan developed pursuant to subsection 2.

     4.  Not later than 45 days after a sponsor of the charter school receives a plan submitted pursuant to subsection 3 or resubmitted pursuant to subsection 5, the sponsor shall review the plan and:

     (a) Approve the plan and provide notice to the governing body of the charter school that the plan is approved; or

     (b) Return the plan to the governing body of the charter school with recommendations for revision.

     5.  If the sponsor of a charter school returns a plan to the governing body of the charter school pursuant to paragraph (b) of subsection 4, the governing body shall, within 20 days after it receives the plan, revise and resubmit the plan to the sponsor of the charter school. A plan may be revised and resubmitted until it is approved.

     6.  A charter school shall not charge a pupil for any of the costs related to the remedial study, including, without limitation, costs relating to transporting the pupil to the location where the remedial study is provided.

     7.  The remedial study described in subsection 1 may be offered:

     (a) During the regular school day;

     (b) During summer school;

     (c) During intersession school; or

     (d) As part of a program offered before or after the regular school day.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R061-14, eff. 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.0576)

     NAC 390.300  Reporting of results to Department. (NRS 385.080, 390.105, 390.600)  A private entity that has contracted with the State Board to score an examination administered pursuant to NRS 390.105 or 390.600 shall report the results of the examination in writing to the Department.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 9-15-89; A 12-11-89; 9-13-91; 10-8-93, eff. 9-1-94; R115-97, 12-10-97; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R042-05, 10-31-2005; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.058)

     NAC 390.310  Restriction on reporting scores of individual pupils; reporting of aggregated scores. (NRS 385.080, 390.105, 390.600)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided by a specific statute or regulation, the Department shall not report the scores achieved by an individual pupil on an examination required by NRS 390.105 or 390.600 to a person or governmental agency.

     2.  The Department may report the aggregated scores of 10 or more pupils.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 9-13-91; A by R065-99, 11-3-99; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R059-04, 8-25-2004; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.059)

     NAC 390.320  Specific criterion-referenced examinations required. (NRS 385.080, 390.105)  The following criterion-referenced examinations must be used as examinations of achievement and proficiency:

     1.  For grade 3, the criterion-referenced examinations that must be used are the Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examinations in Mathematics and Reading prescribed by the Department for each testing period. Each edition of those examinations must be based upon the standards of content and performance adopted pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     2.  For grade 4, the criterion-referenced examinations that must be used are the Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examinations in Mathematics and Reading prescribed by the Department for each testing period. Each edition of those examinations must be based upon the standards of content and performance adopted pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     3.  For grade 5, the criterion-referenced examinations that must be used are:

     (a) The Nevada Fifth Grade Proficiency Examination in Writing prescribed by the Department for each testing period; and

     (b) The Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examinations in Mathematics, Reading and Science prescribed by the Department for each testing period. Each edition of those examinations must be based upon the standards of content and performance adopted pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     4.  For grade 6, the criterion-referenced examinations that must be used are the Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examinations in Mathematics and Reading prescribed by the Department for each testing period. Each edition of those examinations must be based upon the standards of content and performance adopted pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     5.  For grade 7, the criterion-referenced examinations that must be used are the Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examinations in Mathematics and Reading prescribed by the Department for each testing period. Each edition of those examinations must be based upon the standards of content and performance adopted pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     6.  For grade 8, the criterion-referenced examinations that must be used are:

     (a) The Nevada Eighth Grade Proficiency Examination in Writing prescribed by the Department for each testing period; and

     (b) The Nevada Criterion-Referenced Examinations in Mathematics, Reading and Science prescribed by the Department for each testing period. Each edition of those examinations must be based upon the standards of content and performance adopted pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-9-88; A 9-15-89; 12-11-89; 9-13-91; 10-8-93, eff. 9-1-94; R115-97, 12-10-97; R019-98, 4-17-98; R065-99, 11-3-99; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R072-01, 11-7-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R042-05, 10-31-2005; R020-09, 10-27-2009; R037-12, 9-14-2012; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.061)

     NAC 390.330  Proficiency examinations in writing: High school; fifth and eighth grades. (NRS 385.080, 390.105)  Each edition of the Nevada Fifth and Eighth Grade Proficiency Examinations in Writing must be based upon the standards of content and performance in English language arts adopted pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-9-88; A 9-13-91; 10-8-93, eff. 9-1-94; R072-01, 11-7-2001; R042-05, 10-31-2005; R020-09, 10-27-2009; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.071)

     NAC 390.340  Maintenance of results of examinations and list of names and scores. (NRS 385.080, 390.105, 390.600)

     1.  A school district shall keep the results of all examinations administered pursuant to NRS 390.105 to pupils in grades 3 through 8 for 4 years after the date of the administration of the examinations.

     2.  The Department shall keep the results of all examinations administered pursuant to NRS 390.105 to pupils in grades 3 through 8 for 4 years after the date of the administration of the examinations.

     3.  The Department shall maintain a list of the name and scores of each pupil who takes the High School Proficiency Examinations for 10 years after the date of the administration of the Examinations. A school district shall maintain a list of the name and scores of each pupil who takes the High School Proficiency Examinations for 10 years after the date of the administration of the Examinations.

     4.  The Department shall maintain a list of the name and scores of each pupil who takes an end-of-course examination for 10 years after the date of the administration of the examination. A school district shall maintain a list of the name and scores of each pupil who takes an end-of-course examination for 10 years after the date of the administration of the examination.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 9-13-91; A 1-26-94, eff. 9-1-94; R072-01, 11-1-2001; R042-05, 10-31-2005; R020-09, 10-27-2009; R037-12, 9-14-2012; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.083)

ISSUANCE OF DIPLOMAS

     NAC 390.400  Passage of end-of-course examinations required for diploma to be awarded. (NRS 385.080, 390.600)

     1.  A pupil in the graduating cohort of 2017 or 2018 must not be given a standard high school diploma until the pupil has passed:

     (a) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in Mathematics I;

     (b) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in Mathematics II;

     (c) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in English Language Arts I; and

     (d) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in English Language Arts II.

     2.  For the purposes of subsection 1, a pupil shall be deemed to have passed an end-of-course examination if the pupil obtains at least the passing score published for the examination by the Department or:

     (a) Passes the course with which the examination is aligned, in accordance with any established grading policy of the school district or charter school, as applicable; and

     (b) Takes and makes a reasonable attempt to complete the examination.

     3.  A pupil in the graduating cohort of 2019 must not be given a standard high school diploma until the pupil has passed:

     (a) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in Mathematics I;

     (b) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in Mathematics II;

     (c) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in English Language Arts I; and

     (d) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in English Language Arts II.

     4.  A pupil in the graduating cohort of 2020 or any year thereafter must not be given a standard high school diploma until the pupil has passed:

     (a) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in Mathematics I;

     (b) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in Mathematics II;

     (c) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in English Language Arts;

     (d) The Nevada End-of-Course Examination in Science; and

     (e) Any other end-of-course examination required by the State Board which is applicable to a graduating cohort.

     5.  Each edition of an end-of-course examination must be based upon the standards of content and performance established for the applicable course of study pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R061-14, eff. 12-22-2014; A by R036-15, 10-27-2015) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.6552)

     NAC 390.410  Submission of results of end-of-course examinations. (NRS 385.080, 390.600)

     1.  The board of trustees of each school district shall submit the results of the end-of-course examinations to the Superintendent of Public Instruction by the time and in the form and manner he or she requires.

     2.  The Superintendent shall annually notify each board of trustees of the requirements for submitting the results.

     [Dep’t of Education, Proficiency Examination Reg. Nos. 1-3, eff. 2-15-80] — (NAC A by Bd. of Education by R115-97, 12-10-97; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.658)

     NAC 390.420  Publication of standards and passing grades; submission by school districts and charter schools of certain information; review and approval by Department. (NRS 385.080, 390.600)

     1.  Immediately preceding each school year and for each end-of-course examination, the Department will:

     (a) On or before June 1, publish the standards for the examination; and

     (b) On or before July 15, publish the passing grade for the examination.

     2.  Each school district and charter school shall, on or before July 1 of each year and for each course for which an end-of-course examination is approved, submit to the Department:

     (a) The titles and corresponding codes of the course; and

     (b) An alignment chart which demonstrates that the pupils enrolled in the course will receive instruction in accordance with the standards of content and performance established for that course pursuant to NRS 389.520.

     3.  The Department will review the information described in subsection 2 and, on or before August 1 of each year, give written notice to the school district or charter school, as applicable, of the end-of-course examination approved for each course for which the school district or charter school submitted the information.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R061-14, eff. 12-22-2014; A by R061-14, 12-22-2014, eff. 1-1-2015) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.6585)

     NAC 390.430  Units of credit and grade point average required to receive advanced diploma. (NRS 385.080, 385.114, 389.018, 390.600)

     1.  To receive an advanced diploma evidencing graduation from high school, a pupil must, in addition to meeting the criteria prescribed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 390.600, have:

     (a) Earned a minimum of 18 units of credit for required courses and 6 units of credit for elective courses for a total of at least 24 units of credit; and

     (b) Maintained at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 grading scale, weighted or unweighted, for all units of credit applicable toward graduation.

     2.  The units for the required courses must be earned in accordance with the following table:

 

 

Minimum

Required Course

Number of Units

 

 

American government...........................................................................

                   1

American history...................................................................................

                   1

Arts and humanities, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Level III or Level IV) or career and technical education..........................

                   1

Social studies........................................................................................

                   1

English, including reading, composition and writing...........................

                   4

Health education...................................................................................

                1/2

Mathematics..........................................................................................

                   4

Physical education................................................................................

                   2

Use of computers..................................................................................

                1/2

Science..................................................................................................

                   3

 

                                                                                                         TOTAL:

                 18

 

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R091-99, eff. 1-14-2000; A by R025-01, 11-1-2001; R061-02, 9-6-2002; A by Bd. for Career & Tech. Educ. by R172-05, 2-23-2006; A by Bd. of Education by R059-07, 10-31-2007, eff. 10-15-2008; R068-14, 10-24-2014; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.663)

     NAC 390.440  Units of credit required to receive standard diploma. (NRS 385.080, 385.114, 389.018, 390.600)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 2, to receive a standard diploma evidencing graduation from high school, a pupil must, in addition to meeting the criteria prescribed pursuant to subsection 2 of NRS 390.600, have earned a minimum of 15 units of credit for required courses and 7 1/2 units of credit for elective courses for a total of at least 22 1/2 units of credit. The units for the required courses must be earned in accordance with the following table:

 

 

Minimum

Required Course

Number of Units

 

 

American government...........................................................................

                   1

American history...................................................................................

                   1

Arts and humanities, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Level III or Level IV) or career and technical education..........................

                   1

English, including reading, composition and writing...........................

                   4

Health education...................................................................................

                1/2

Mathematics..........................................................................................

                   3

Physical education................................................................................

                   2

Use of computers..................................................................................

                1/2

Science..................................................................................................

                   2

 

                                                                                                         TOTAL:

                 15

 

     2.  If a pupil satisfactorily completes a course of study in the use of computers during the sixth, seventh or eighth grade, the pupil is not required to take the course of study in the use of computers and must only earn a minimum of 14 1/2 units of credit for required courses pursuant to subsection 1. The course of study in the use of computers must be for at least one semester or trimester, or the equivalent, and must not be taught as part of another course of study. This subsection authorizes, but does not require, a school district to offer a course in the use of computers as part of the curriculum of a middle school.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82; A 5-4-87; R091-99, 1-14-2000; R037-99, 11-3-99, eff. 7-1-2000; R061-02, 9-6-2002; A by Bd. for Career & Tech. Educ. by R172-05, 2-23-2006; A by Bd. of Education by R037-12, 9-14-2012; R068-14, 10-24-2014; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.664)

     NAC 390.450  Requirements for graduation for pupils transferring to Nevada high school. (NRS 385.080, 385.114)

     1.  A pupil who transfers to a Nevada high school from another school, whether located inside or outside this State, shall abide by the requirements for graduation of the receiving school district unless the pupil is in the 12th grade and the requirements of that district would not allow him or her to graduate by the end of the 12th grade.

     2.  Each school district shall develop a policy and procedure to make an allowance for a pupil in the latter circumstances so that the pupil may graduate from:

     (a) The receiving school under its requirements or the minimum requirements of the State Board of Education; or

     (b) The pupil’s school of origin if that school is willing to issue the diploma.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.145; 389.682)

     NAC 390.460  Exemptions for certain high schools from requirements for graduation. (NRS 385.080, 385.114)  The Superintendent of Public Instruction may exempt from the requirements for graduation from high school students graduating from a high school with less than 100 students if the school is unable to obtain certified staff to meet the requirements. Before the beginning of the school year for which an exception is to be effective, the superintendent of a school district with such a high school with less than 100 students may apply to the Superintendent of Public Instruction for an exception from the graduation requirements enacted after July 1, 1988. This exception may be approved at the discretion of the Superintendent of Public Instruction for those high schools with less than 100 students that are unable to recruit certified staff to meet the requirements. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall notify in writing the superintendent of the school district of the exceptions that have been granted or denied and furnish a report to the State Board of Education of each exception granted at the next regularly scheduled meeting after the exception is granted.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 5-4-87) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.686)

     NAC 390.470  Requirements for adult standard diploma. (NRS 385.080, 385.114, 390.600)

     1.  A school district may award an adult standard diploma to a person who:

     (a) Withdrew from high school before the person’s graduation and was not eligible to graduate with his or her class, or participated in an alternative program for the education of pupils at risk of dropping out of school established by a school district pursuant to NRS 388.537;

     (b) Has passed all required end-of-course examinations;

     (c) Has earned, in high school, in an adult high school program or in an alternative program for the education of pupils at risk of dropping out of school established by a school district pursuant to NRS 388.537, or waived, the units of credit required in subsection 2; and

     (d) Is 18 years of age or older at the time of the award or is 17 years of age but less than 18 years of age and participates in an alternative program for the education of pupils at risk of dropping out of school pursuant to NRS 388.537.

     2.  Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, the units of credit which a person must have earned or waived to be qualified to receive an adult standard diploma are a total of 13 units for required courses and a total of 7 1/2 units for elective courses. The person must have earned or waived his or her units for the required courses in accordance with the following table:

 

 

Minimum

Required Course

Number of Units

 

 

American government................................................................................

                 1

American history........................................................................................

                 1

Arts and humanities, Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (Level III or Level IV) or career and technical education.....................................

                 1

English.......................................................................................................

                 4

Health education........................................................................................

              1/2

Mathematics...............................................................................................

                 3

Science.......................................................................................................

                 2

Use of computers.......................................................................................

              1/2

 

 

                                                                                                              TOTAL:

               13

 

     3.  If a person demonstrates a competency in the use of computers, the person is not required to complete the course in the use of computers and must earn or waive a total of 12 1/2 units in required courses.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, 12-16-82, eff. 7-1-83; A 5-4-87; 3-9-88, eff. 7-1-92; R067-97, 12-10-97; R037-99, 11-3-99, eff. 7-1-2000; R029-01, 11-1-2001, eff. 7-1-2002; R061-02, 9-6-2002; A by Bd. for Career & Tech. Educ. by R172-05, 2-23-2006; A by Bd. of Education by R134-07, 6-17-2008; R082-14, 10-24-2014; R061-14, 12-22-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.688)

     NAC 390.480  Credit received through adult high school program applicable toward adult standard diploma. (NRS 385.080, 385.114)

     1.  Units of credit earned by a person through an adult high school program may be applied toward meeting the requirements for an adult standard diploma only if the course in which the units were earned was:

     (a) Taught in a school district of this State; or

     (b) Equivalent to a regular course offered in the high school where the diploma will be issued, and the course is approved by the principal of the high school for that purpose.

     2.  As used in this section, “adult high school program” means instruction or training provided at or below the level of a secondary school for persons who:

     (a) Are at least 18 years of age and who have not completed high school.

     (b) Are 17 years of age but less than 18 years of age and participate in an alternative program for the education of pupils at risk of dropping out of school pursuant to NRS 388.537.

     (c) Are 16 years of age and authorized to attend an adult high school program pursuant to NAC 390.510.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82; A by R067-97, 12-10-97; R029-01, 11-1-2001; R134-07, 6-17-2008) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.690)

     NAC 390.490  Other credits applicable toward adult standard diploma. (NRS 385.080, 385.114)  A school district may award a person units of credit toward meeting the requirements for an adult standard diploma if he or she successfully completes:

     1.  A course given by the United States Armed Forces Institute or a high school course offered through that institute by a cooperating college or university;

     2.  A subject examination given by the Armed Forces;

     3.  A course given by the United States Marine Corps Institute;

     4.  A course given by the United States Coast Guard Institute; or

     5.  A course of training conducted by a branch of the Armed Forces.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.170; 389.692)

     NAC 390.500  Waiver of credits for adult standard diploma; scores required on high school equivalency assessment for waiver. (NRS 385.080, 390.055)

     1.  Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who is 18 years of age or older and who seeks an adult standard diploma may waive units of credit for language arts, mathematics, science and social studies by taking a high school equivalency assessment in those subjects. A person who seeks an adult standard diploma who is at least 17 years of age but less than 18 years of age and who is enrolled in an alternative program for the education of pupils at risk of dropping out of school established by a school district pursuant to NRS 388.537 may waive units of credit pursuant to this section.

     2.  The maximum number of credits which may be waived in the areas of language arts, mathematics and science must be based on the number of credits previously earned which meet the minimum requirements for course content outlined in NAC 389.450 to 389.511, inclusive, and the credits waived upon the completion of a high school equivalency assessment selected pursuant to NRS 390.055.

     3.  Credits in elective courses may be waived only in the area of social studies. The maximum number of credits which may be waived in the area of social studies must be based on a high school equivalency assessment selected pursuant to NRS 390.055.

     4.  The following tables set forth the scores which a person must achieve on a high school equivalency assessment to waive credits in required and elective courses and the corresponding number of units which may be waived:

 

General Educational Development Test (2002 Series)

 

 

Maximum Number of Units

 

Designation of

For Score of

For Score of

Subject

Test

450 to 499.9

500 or higher

 

 

 

 

English

I and IV (average)

2

4

Mathematics

V

1

3

Science

III

1

2

Social Studies

II

1

2

 

General Educational Development Test (2014 Series)

 

 

Maximum Number of Units

 

Designation of

For Score of

For Score of

Subject

Test

145 to 157

158 or higher

 

 

 

 

Language Arts

I

2

4

Mathematics

II

1

3

Science

III

1

2

Social Studies

IV

1

2

 

HiSET Exam (2014 Series)

 

 

Maximum Number of Units

 

Designation of

For Score of

For Score of

Subject

Test

10 or 11

12 or higher

 

 

 

 

Language Arts

I and V (average)

2

4

Mathematics

II

1

3

Science

III

1

2

Social Studies

IV

1

2

 

Test Assessing Secondary Completion (2014 Series)

 

 

Maximum Number of Units

 

Designation of

For Score of

For Score of

Subject

Test

500 to 529

530 or higher

 

 

 

 

Language Arts

I and V (average)

2

4

Mathematics

II

1

3

Science

III

1

2

Social Studies

IV

1

2

 

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82; A 5-4-87; 3-9-88; R067-97, 12-10-97; R029-01, 11-1-2001; R194-01, 4-1-2002; R194-01, 4-1-2002, eff. 7-1-2002; R134-07, 6-17-2008; R155-13, 6-23-2014; R050-16, 6-28-2016) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.694)

     NAC 390.510  Attendance at adult high school program for test preparation. (NRS 385.080, 390.055)  The board of trustees of a school district may allow a person who is at least 16 years of age but less than 18 years of age who has withdrawn from high school so that he or she may take a high school equivalency assessment to attend an adult high school program only for the purpose of test preparation.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R029-01, eff. 11-1-2001; A by R134-07, 6-17-2008; R155-13, 6-23-2014) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.695)

     NAC 390.520  Adjusted diploma for pupil with disability. (NRS 385.080, 388.419)  An adjusted diploma may be earned by any pupil with a disability who meets the standards prescribed by his or her individualized education plan.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 3-9-88) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.698)

     NAC 390.530  Issuance of diploma to pupil with disability. (NRS 385.080, 388.419)  A pupil with a disability, whether in a public or private high school, in the Nevada Youth Training Center or in the Caliente Youth Center, is entitled to graduate from high school with:

     1.  A standard diploma if the pupil fulfills all the requirements for a standard diploma except for any appropriate accommodations which are outlined in his or her individualized program of education.

     2.  An adjusted diploma if the pupil fulfills all the requirements which are outlined in his or her individualized program of education.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education, eff. 12-16-82) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.180; for part of NAC 389.696)

     NAC 390.540  Issuance of standard high school diploma to certain veterans who left high school to serve in Armed Forces. (NRS 385.080, 390.630)

     1.  To receive a standard high school diploma in accordance with the provisions of NRS 390.630, a veteran who satisfies the qualifications set forth in that section may submit to the Department of Veterans Services an application on a form prescribed for this purpose by the State Board of Education. If such a qualified veteran is deceased or mentally or physically unable, a family member or guardian of the veteran may submit an application on behalf of the veteran. Each such application must be accompanied by a copy of the certificate of honorable discharge issued to the veteran or a certified copy of the form DD214 issued to the veteran.

     2.  If a veteran submits an application pursuant to subsection 1 and the veteran:

     (a) Attended a secondary school in this State before leaving to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, the application must list the name and location of the Nevada secondary school the veteran attended; or

     (b) Is a current resident of this State but did not attend a secondary school in this State, the application must be accompanied by an affidavit:

          (1) Affirming that the veteran attended a secondary school before leaving to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States; and

          (2) Listing the name and location of that secondary school.

     3.  If a family member or guardian of a veteran submits an application pursuant to subsection 1, the application must be accompanied by an affidavit affirming to the best of his or her knowledge that the veteran:

     (a) Attended a secondary school in this State before leaving to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States and listing the name and location of that Nevada secondary school; or

     (b) Was a resident of this State at the time of his or her death or incapacitation and left a secondary school to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States, including the name and location of that secondary school.

     4.  Upon determination that an application is complete and is accompanied by the material required by subsection 1 and subsection 2 or 3, as applicable, the Department of Veterans Services will forward the application to the appropriate school district on the veteran’s behalf.

     5.  Upon receipt of an application approved pursuant to subsection 4, a school district may issue a standard high school diploma to the veteran. Such a diploma may be presented to the veteran, or the family member or guardian of the veteran, as applicable:

     (a) During a graduation ceremony regularly conducted in that school district;

     (b) During a special ceremony conducted in that school district for veterans; or

     (c) By mailing the diploma to the veteran, or his or her family member or guardian, as applicable.

     (Added to NAC by Bd. of Education by R098-03, eff. 1-27-2004) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 389.850)