California board backs exit exams after hearing of higher pass rates

07/9/2009 | San Francisco Chronicle

A higher percentage of California teens -- including more ELL and special-education students -- passed the state's high-school exit exam as of March, according to preliminary state data presented Wednesday to the state's education board. The board voted unanimously to continue its support for the test despite a legislative push to cancel it in light of reduced state funding for schools.

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