AUSTIN (AP) — More Texas high schoolers could soon have a chance to graduate without passing all of the state’s mandatory tests.READ MORE: Pedestrian Killed While Attempting To Cross I-35E In Dallas
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: Chicago-Area Family Still In Shock After They Hired Home Improvement Contractor Via HomeAdvisor, Only For The Contractor To Smash Up Their Property
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.
After a final House vote Tuesday, the bill heads back to the Senate, which already passed it previously.MORE NEWS: Man Found Shot Dead In Parking Lot In Dallas Late Wednesday Night
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