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High school graduates are people who have completed their high school education. In many jurisdictions some form of educational assessment is undertaken at the end of peoples school career to help employers and universities assess the quality of education received.


Main article: High school graduation examination in the United States

According to a 2006 study by the Center on Education Policy, two-thirds of the 15 million public high school students in the United States of America were required to pass a high school graduation examination to get a diploma of completion of studies. These are usually criterion-referenced tests which were implemented as part of a comprehensive standards-based education reform program which sets into place new standards intended to increase the learning of all students.

School to work transition

For those people leaving high school there is a sometimes difficult transition to be overcome as they move from school into work.

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