Alaskan panel advances bill to end high school exit exam

Friday, March 21, 2014

The House Finance Committee on Thursday moved a bill that would end the high school exit examination.

House Bill 220, sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins, R=Fairbanks, would scrap the secondary-student competency examination. The move would save the state $2.7 million.

The bill had a deadline of June 30, 2017, for former students to request a high school diploma from a district if they had successfully completed all the school's academic requirements for graduation but failed the exit examination.

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