Califorina high school exit exam may be on way out

Oct 4, 2014 12:24 PM by News Staff

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The exam required by the state for high school students to graduate may soon be a thing of the past.

The Sacramento Bee reported Saturday that State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has proposed revamping the California High School Exit Exam to include the new Common Core standards or scrapping the test altogether and using performance on the college entrance exam to determine eligibility for graduation.

Lawmakers are expected to take up the issue next year. A new test is unlikely until July 2017.

The state is overhauling its education system with Common Core, a new set of educational standards for reading and math adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia.

Officials say Common Core will render the current exit exam obsolete.

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