On January 11, 2021, Governor Murphy signed Executive Order 214. Recognizing that students expected to graduate in the class of 2021 have faced more challenges in accessing graduation assessment requirements than those in previous graduating classes, the Executive Order waives the statutory graduation assessment requirement pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:7C-1 et seq. for any 12th grade student who has not yet satisfied the assessment requirement. This waiver includes the requirement to complete the portfolio appeals process. Students in the class of 2021 must still meet all the other State and local graduation requirements, including but not limited to credit, curriculum, and attendance requirements.