- Associated Press - Monday, May 22, 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.

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.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide