More Texas high schoolers who fail tests could graduate
May 21, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state's mandatory tests.
The Texas House on Monday voted to extend an alternative graduation program for high school seniors who fail the standardized tests required for a diploma.
The program, created in 2015, allows students not passing up to two standardized tests in English, U.S. history, biology, and algebra to appear before educational committees.
Those can grant diplomas based on other factors, like passing all necessary classes with acceptable attendance and grades.