Monday, April 4, 2011

Growing Concerns Over Oklahoma's New Exit Exams

In the year 2012, high school seniors in Oklahoma will be required to pass four of seven end-of-instruction exams. While this requirement is causing anxiety among the class of 2012, Oklahoma isn’t the first state to require one or more exit exams in order for students to graduate from high school. In the 2009-10 school year, seven states withheld diplomas from students based on exit exams.

Another concern is how these exit exams will affect students of color and students from low-income families.

Read the full story at NewsOK

Do you think exit exams are a good idea? Are they effective for ensuring high school students are prepared for post-secondary education?

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