AUSTIN (AP) — More Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state’s mandatory tests.READ MORE: Amber Alert Canceled For Dallas Brothers Believed To Have Been With Murder Suspect Father
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.READ MORE: COVID-19 Delta Variant 'Accelerating' In North Texas And Across The Nation
Those can grant diplomas based on other factors, like passing all necessary classes with acceptable attendance and grades.
Designed to help students with language barriers, learning disabilities, and testing anxiety, the program would have expired, but could now be extended until 2021.
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