Eighteen Points By: Chelsea Connor …….. Many students reading this already know that we have to receive a minimum of eighteen points from the seven end- of- course tests to graduate from high school. For each of the seven required exams, a student can earn anywhere from a 1-5 graduation points. A student must earn at least four points on both the end of course English and Math test. A student must earn at least six points on the Science and Social Studies test. To some students,this isn’t a big deal, but for others, it can be very challenging to earn these eighteen points. Some students struggle to earn all the points due to: having trouble with test anxiety or not being as confident in some subjects such as, Math, English, or other subjects. The good news about the eighteen points is that a high score from one test can balance a low score on another test. Students may also retake a test if they receive a one or a two, or have not reached the eighteen points needed for graduation.