About the Test
High school students take the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE), a standards-based test, to measure how well
they have mastered specific academic skills defined by the state. Beginning in the second semester of 9th grade, high school
students are given multiple opportunities to pass the AHSGE. The state's goal is for all high school students to pass
the graduation exam by the end of their 12th grade year. If a student does not pass all parts of the exan, he/she cannot
participate in graduation excercises.
On the language section, students will be quizzed on grammar skills, using correct sentence structure and organizing information
For reading comprehension, students will read articles, poems, editorials, and essays and answer questions to show they
understand what they read.
Approximately 75 percent of the math section will be Algebra 1 with the remaining 25 percent covering pre-geometry. The
science section will be approximately 70 percent biology and 30 percent physical science.
The social studies section will focus on United States History.