11/2/2007

Maryland will continue with its plan to require exit exams for all students, including special-education and ELL students, starting with the Class of 2009, but will offer two alternatives for teens who struggle to pass all four subject-area exams. Students who achieve a high enough combined score will be allowed to graduate despite failing to pass one of the tests, and those who do not will instead be able to complete a state-designated project to make up the difference.

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