Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Get Rid Of The High School Exit Exam?

Ah, the exit exam.  Why not just fold it into the other standardized testing we do, and hence maybe make it so that students have some reason to put effort into these tests?
Thirteen years after ushering in what was then considered a cutting-edge readiness tool, California is set to join a handful of states that have decided the high school exit exam isn’t useful.

Legislation that would suspend the California High School Exit Exam beginning with the class of 2017 is set for its first public hearing this week.

A number of other states have recently taken the same action largely because of a growing recognition that there’s little data supporting the validity of some exit exams and yet thousands of students each year are denied a diploma based on scores from the assessments.
I'll be honest, I'm not sure that anyone deserves a diploma who couldn't pass California's test.

1 comment:

maxutils said...

Which is exactly why it should not be administered… grades SHOULD take care of that...