Texas Exams May Delay Graduation for Some in 2015

Almost 20 percent of rising high school seniors in Texas — the first to graduate under a new, more rigorous state testing regime — are at risk of not earning their diplomas on time because they have yet to pass one or more of five required exams. 

In 2013, the Legislature dramatically scaled back state testing, dropping the number of required exams from 15 to five in part because of fears too many students would fail to graduate. The state also delayed plans last August to raise passing standards on the exams — standards that were lowered during the transition to the new ...

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