Minnesota urged to stop required graduation exams

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Minnesota state education task force urged legislature to stop required graduation exams needed to obtain high school diploma on Tuesday, Education Week reports.

Required math, reading, and writing exams would come into play in 2015, when students who do not pass the exams would not graduate.

Now, students are required to pass the reading GRAD test to get a diploma, but have three chances to pass the math GRAD test. Even if students don't pass the math test, they can still graduate if they meet all other requirements.

In 2015 this will change, making passing all test required before a student could earn his or her high school diploma.

An analysis of test results suggest that because of this change, 31 percent of students state-wide will not be allowed to graduate, making the state education task force urge legislatures to end the high-stakes testing.

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