Graduation Requirements (GRR)

Graduation Requirements Records (GRR) is a secure MDE website where districts document decisions to award Met (the requirement) status to a student for graduation assessment requirements and request reimbursement. Students can meet the graduation assessment requirement through a Pass at Individual Rate, an English Language Learner Exemption, a Mathematics Alternate Pathway (through 2014) or with a Pass Other State code, based on a district’s decision.

> Enter the Graduation Requirements Records site

There are additional options available for students to meet their graduation assessment requirement in reading, mathematics and writing, based on the new 2013 legislation; students may take the ACT, ACT plus Writing, Compass, WorkKeys, or ASVAB. Student may also meet their graduation assessment requirement with a score on a district-determined equivalent assessment.

Use these codes to record a district’s decision in GRR:

Pass at Individual Rate (Code: 0001): This code is entered when the Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 plan team sets an individual passing score on a GRAD, MCA-Modified or MTAS test for the subject. The code can be entered as soon as the IEP or 504 plan team makes its decision.
Pass Other State (Code: 0002): This code is used for students who transferred into the district from another state. There is a form available for districts to request reciprocity for tests students have taken in another state which will meet the graduation assessment requirement for reading, mathematics, and/or writing. This condition is entered by MDE.

Pass Administrative (Code 0003): This condition is entered by MDE.

ELL Exemption (Code 0004): This code is assigned to English learners who have been in this country for fewer than four consecutive years, have otherwise met the graduation requirements for their high school, and are set to graduate after completing grades 9-12. The exemption applies to the graduation assessment requirements in all subjects—reading, mathematics, and writing. This code is assigned at the end of the student’s high school career.

Mathematics Alternate Pathway (Code 0006): This code is assigned to students who did not pass the Mathematics MCA or two subsequent Mathematics GRAD retests (or three Mathematics GRAD retests, if the student did not participate in the initial Mathematics MCA), and who participated in the following activities:

  • Completed with a passing grade all state and local coursework and credits required for graduation by the school board granting the students their diploma.
  • Participated in the initial administration of the Mathematics MCA and in at least two GRAD retests (Students who did not participate in the initial MCA administration will need to participate in three retests or until they pass a retest.) This is available to students through the graduating class of 2014.


ACT (Code 0007): This code is assigned to a student who has taken the ACT. This code can be used for a student to meet their graduation assessment requirement in reading and/or mathematics.

ACT plus Writing (Code 0008): This code is assigned to a student who has taken the ACT plus Writing. This code can be used for a student to meet their graduation assessment requirement in reading, mathematics, and/or writing.

Compass (Codes 0009, 0010, 0011): This code is assigned to a student who has taken the Compass to meet their graduation assessment requirement. The Compass–Math meets the mathematics graduation assessment requirement, the Compass–Reading meets the reading graduation assessment requirement and the Compass–Writing Essay meets the writing graduation assessment requirement.

WorkKeys (Codes 0012, 0013, 0014): This code is assigned to a student who has taken the WorkKeys to meet their graduation assessment requirement. The WorkKeys–Applied Mathematics meets the mathematics graduation assessment requirement, the WorkKeys– Reading for Information meets the reading graduation assessment requirement and the WorkKeys–Business Writing meets the writing graduation assessment requirement.

ASVAB (Code 0015): This code is assigned to a student who has taken the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB). This code can be used for a student to meet their graduation assessment requirement in reading, mathematics, and/or writing.

District-Determined Equivalent (0016): This code is assigned to a student who has taken and has a score on a district-determined equivalent assessment. This code can be used for a student to meet their graduation assessment requirement in reading, mathematics, and/or writing.

NOTE: A district with a student who has moved from another district and has documented decisions entered in GRR cannot make changes to the state record. If the district wants to retest the student, the district will need to contact the prior district about changing the record to Not Met in GRR.

The GRR is also where a district requests reimbursement for an eligible assessment a student has taken. Please note, changing the student from Met to Not Met will not make any future assessments taken by the student eligible for reimbursement.