More than 82 percent of Greenville County Schools’ high school students passed the High School Assessment Program (HSAP), the state’s high school exit exam, on the first attempt in Spring 2012. The 2012 passage rate of 82.8 exceeded last year’s passage rate of 82.2 percent.
GCS students also outscored the 2012 South Carolina average of 80.1% percent for all high school students in the state who passed both sections of the test on the first attempt.
All students must pass the High School Assessment Program (HSAP) Exit Examination to qualify for a standard South Carolina High School diploma. The HSAP consists of two content areas: English/language arts and mathematics. The tests are initially administered to students in the second year of high school. Students who do not pass have additional opportunities to retake the test in later grades.
First attempt HSAP scores are used in Federal Report Card letter grades and School Report Card ratings.