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Alternative Demonstration of Competency for Graduating Class of 2016

Download the Demonstration of Competency Checklist for Graduation 2017

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2017 Graduates

  • All students planning on graduating in  this current year meet with their counselor in January after first semester grades are posted to ensure they are on track with course credits to graduate.
  • Counselors will conduct a transcript and class schedule review with all seniors to ensure they are in program to earn the credits needed for graduation.  Students not on track to graduate will develop a written plan with their counselor and parent outlining how and when they will complete the required courses to graduate.
  • At this meeting the counselor and senior will complete the Demonstration of Competence Checklist to ensure the student has demonstrated competence in Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies and Writing as required by state law.  All potential graduates for this spring who have not met the primary demonstration of competencies will complete this form.
  • Students will check the alternative method they are using to demonstrate competence in each subject area.
  • Students may use different methods of showing competence in different subject areas.
  • If a student has earned enough credits to graduate but has not successfully completed the demonstration of competencies the school will continue to offer opportunities to retake the appropriate exams.
  • Students who believe they have demonstrated competency by another method not adopted in the ADC may appeal to the superintendent or designee, and shall be deemed to have demonstrated competency in that subject area if the appeal is successful.

    Demonstration of Competency Checklist for Graduation 2016

    Student Name:  _____________________________________

    Student ID:  _____________________________________

    Student Date of Birth:  ____/____/__

    All students must demonstrate competency in five areas (Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies). The primary demonstration is through SBA/PARCC and EOC assessments.  Students may use a secondary option that is based on College Readiness Assessments. These are found on the Graduation Requirements on the APS website.  Students who are unable to use either of these methods may use the District Alternative Demonstration of Competencies (ADC) and complete this form prior to receiving a New Mexico Diploma of Excellence.

    Students may use a combination of primary and alternative demonstrations and must complete this for ONLY for the areas in which they chose the ADC.  For the ADC, students must submit documentation or a portfolio of work for at least one option in the needed subject area from the matrix below. Students must have exhausted all opportunities for participation in the primary demonstrations of competencies (all assessments).

    Directions: Mark the boxes below that match the method used to demonstrate competency in each required area for which the student must use the ADC, then attach documentation.

    If a student fails to meet the criteria in the Alternate Demonstration of Competency, APS will continue to provide retake opportunities on the assessments considered the primary demonstration. These are available for up to 5 years after completion of credits.

    Reading

    Math

    Writing

    Science

    Social Studies

    Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning

    Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning

    Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning

    Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning

    Acceptance to an accredited 2 or 4-year Institute of Higher Learning

    Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificated or Apprentice Career Education Program

    Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificated or Apprentice Career Education Program

    Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificated or Apprentice Career Education Program

    Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificated or Apprentice Career Education Program

    Acceptance to a Post-Secondary Certificated or Apprentice Career Education Program

    Acceptance to a branch of the military

    Acceptance to a branch of the military

    Acceptance to a branch of the military

    Acceptance to a branch of the military

    Acceptance to a branch of the military

    Final Exam Grade in a Junior or Senior English Class of “C” or better

    Final Exam Grade in a Junior or Senior Math Class of “C” or better

    Final Exam Grade in a Junior or Senior English Class of “C” or better

    Final Exam Grade in a Science Class of “C” or better

    Final Exam Grade in a Social Studies Class of “C” or better

    Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in English

    Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in Math

    Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in English

    Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in Science

    Successful completion of a Dual Credit Course in Social Studies

    Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator

    Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator

    Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator

    Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator

    Met proficiency on a student project or essay with rubric or grading guidelines signed off by educator

    Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway

    Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway

    Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway

    Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway

    Met IEP goals for a Career or Ability Graduation Pathway

    Passing another state’s exit exam

    Passing another state’s exit exam

    Passing another state’s exit exam

    Passing another state’s exit exam

    Passing another state’s exit exam

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