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In October 1995, the HSCT was administered to 11th-grade and adult high school students. The HSCT Report Page presents the results of 102,455 11th-grade students who took the communications section of the test and 104,091 11th-grade students who took the mathematics section of the test.

With certain exceptions, all Florida students enrolled in public schools are tested on the HSCT. Any child with an active individual educational plan (IEP) and classified as Educable Mentally Handicapped, Trainable Mentally Handicapped, Hearing Impaired, Specific Learning Disabled, Emotionally Handicapped, Profoundly Handicapped, or Physically Impaired may be exempted from testing. However, students classified in some of these categories who participate in 12 hours or less per week of special education programs are encouraged to take the test in order to qualify for a regular high school diploma. Test administration modifications are permitted for exceptional education students. The results of the assessment of these exceptional education students are excluded from the report.

Limited English Proficient (LEP) students may be exempted from HSCT testing during the first two years they are receiving services in an approved English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program. Test administration modifications are also permitted for LEP students who take the HSCT

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