Michigan districts may force students to take state exams to graduate

03/26/2004 | Detroit News, The

To avoid facing NCLB-mandated penalties if fewer than 95% of their students take the state assessment, dozens of Michigan districts are considering making the now-optional state MEAP a graduation requirement. In wealthy Birmingham, school officials have encountered resistance from unsupportive parents who prefer their children instead spend their time preparing for college admission tests.

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