Another Example on Why The State of California Is So Screwed Up
According toÂ Ed Source:
â€œThe state canceled next monthâ€™s administration of the California High School Exit Exam because the test contract expired, leaving thousands of studentsâ€™ graduation status in limbo.
â€œState law began requiring that students pass an exit exam to graduate from high school starting with the Class of 2006, giving students eight chances to take it during high school.
â€œBut the contract with Educational Testing Service, which administered the exam, only ran through the May test, prompting the California Department of Education to halt the July exam, said Keric Ashley, the departmentâ€™s deputy superintendent. State officials were awaiting direction from the state Legislature before taking action on the test contract.
â€œAbout 5,000 seniors, who would have been part of the Class of 2015, are missing the opportunity to take the July exam â€“ often the last-ditch chance to graduate over the summer.â€
If the state knew the contract was coming to an end and potentially 5,000 students needed this test to graduate, why not extend the contract? Or ban the requirement a year before the contract expired?
In the 2014 class, over 95.5% of the students passed the the High School Exit Exam. But now we have thousands who have to wait and see if the exam is suspended or whether they might need to taken it on a later date.
Poor planning by those who are supposed to be in charge.
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