The End-Of-Course (EOC) tests are designed to measure whether students have mastered the knowledge, skills, and abilities at the end of courses. End-of-Course testing was recommended by the High School Redesign Commission to ensure consistent and rigorous instruction and academic expectations throughout Louisiana high schools. All incoming freshmen must pass three EOC tests in the following categories: English II or English III, Algebra I or Geometry, and Biology or United States History.
- Students scoring at the achievement level of Excellent have demonstrated mastery of course
- A score of Good indicates a student has demonstrated mastery of course content and is well prepared for the next level of coursework in the subject area.
- At the level of Fair, a student has demonstrated only the fundamental knowledge and skills needed for the next level of coursework in the subject area.
- A rating of Needs Improvement indicates a student has not demonstrated the fundamental knowledge and skills for the next level of coursework in the subject area.
Students are required to score Fair or above on EOC English II or English III, Algebra I or Geometry, and Biology or United States History to be eligible for a standard high school diploma. The EOC tests will replace the Graduation Exit Examination (GEE) for graduation purposes beginning with first-time freshmen in 2010-11.