Maryland considers requiring students with special needs to pass exit exam

10/22/2007 | Sun (Baltimore), The

As the Maryland board of education considers whether to make exit exams in English, algebra, biology and American government mandatory for graduation, parents and advocates are split on whether students with disabilities should be required to pass the exams. Only one in three students in special-education classes are passing the tests, and while some say the mandatory tests would force schools to give students with special needs access to standard curriculum, others say the tests aren't fair to these students.

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