Vote On High School Exit Exams Expected Today

Oct 3, 2018

Credit Associated Press

Kentucky could soon require students to pass exit exams in math and reading before. The Kentucky Board of Education is scheduled to vote on new minimum high school graduation requirements on Wednesday. The proposal would require 10th grade students to take reading and math tests. Students can retake the tests twice per year if necessary.

The proposal would require students have 22 credits to graduate. But it would eliminate algebra II as a required class. Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis says the new requirements will help prepare the state's students for college and careers. But some education groups are concerned about the tests, saying they could lead to higher drop-out rates.