A last-minute decision by California education leaders cost scores of students around the state — including at least a dozen in San Francisco — a final chance to graduate from high school and go to a four-year college this fall.What's the real problem in this story? The real problem is that the exit exam in California is given to sophomores, the majority of which pass it the first time. You can see what's covered on the test, and download practice questions, here.
The students haven’t passed a test that they can’t take anymore.
They were accepted to four-year colleges earlier this year, but first needed to pass the California High School Exit Exam to get a diploma. The problem? The state no longer offers the Exit Exam.
How is it that a student who hasn't passed that most basic test can get accepted into a university? That is the real problem in this story.