Modified Diploma


Passage of HB 2848 requires districts to offer a Modified Diploma “to those students who have demonstrated the inability to meet the full set of academic content standards even with reasonable modifications and accommodations.”


To earn a Modified Diploma, students must earn the following credits:

  • English – 4
  • Mathematics – 3
  • Science – 3
  • Social Studies – 3
  • Health – 1
  • PE – 1
  • CTE/Art/Foreign Language – 3
  • Personal Computers  – .5
  • Careers – .5
  • Electives  – 6
Total Credits – 25

Personalized Learning Requirements:

Students must still complete an Education Plan and Profile, Career-Related Learning Experiences, Extended Application, and Career-Related Learning Standards.


Beginning in 2012, students must demonstrate proficiency in the following Essential Skills with or without accommodations:

  • Read and comprehend a variety of text (beginning 2012);
  • Write clearly and accurately; (beginning 2013); and,
  • Apply mathematics in a variety of settings (beginning 2014).

Districts may make modifications to the assessments for students who seek a modified diploma when the following conditions are met:

  • For students on IEPs, any modifications to Work Samples must be consistent with the requirements established in the IEP and any modifications to statewide assessments must be consistent with OAR 581-022-0610 section 4(d).

Modifications, as described in OAR 581-022-0610, are changes to the achievement level, construct, or measured outcome of an assessment. This means that IEP or school teams responsible for approving modifications for a student’s assessment may adjust the administration of the assessment and or the assessment’s achievement standard.

  • For students not on IEPs, any modifications to Work Samples must have been provided to the students during their instruction in the content area to be assessed; and in the year in which the student is being assessed and modifications must be approved by the school team that is responsible for monitoring the student’s progress toward the modified diploma.

Students who are not on an IEP or a 504 Plan may not receive a modified OAKS assessment.