RCW 28A.230.090 authorizes SBE to establish state graduation requirements. SBE has established minimum credit requirements, and the High School and Beyond Plan (WAC 180-51-061, WAC 180-51-066, WAC 180-51-067, and WAC 180-51-068).
In 2019, new legislation (E2SHB 1599) removed the explicit link of the state assessment to graduation, replacing it with a set of pathway options for graduation. You can see an overview of what E2SHB 1599 does on our main graduation requirements page.
Districts and tribal schools may add local requirements to the state requirements.
The new law also directs the State Board of Education to adopt rules for Section 201 (multiple pathways section).