Minn. considers changes to math requirement

12/16/2012 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

Minnesota high-school students graduating in 2015 who struggle with math could find themselves not graduating if they fail the state's exit exam. Minnesota officials developed the math exit exam in response to more students needing remediation after graduation. Some educators argue that the requirement goes too far, as it could result in 20% of students not graduating. Others say higher expectations will yield higher achievement. A panel has asked the legislature to replace the requirement with a series of tests administered throughout students' academic careers.

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