Graduation Demonstration Exams (GDEs)

Graduation Demonstration Exams

All students attending Lincoln Public Schools are required to meet graduation demonstration requirements (GDRs) in Reading and Writing in order to graduate. The GDRs are focused on providing evidence a student has reached an expected high school level of achievement prior to graduation. These requirements are met through performance on the Reading Graduation Demonstration Exam (RGDE) and the Writing Graduation Demonstration Exam (WGDE), by meeting or exceeding specified scores on other assessments, through specified course work, or by meeting a requirement defined in a student’s IEP.

The RGDE and WGDE exams are offered each fall and spring.  Students who do not pass an exam retake it in subsequent years, until the exam standard is met or a student meets the demonstrations through other means.

To find out more about Lincoln's Graduation Demonstration Exams, see the links at the left.


Posted on June 28, 2016


Sample Graphic Organizers for WGDE

Posted on June 28, 2016

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