Raising the Bar and Reducing Failure on State-Mandated Exit Exams


by Stuart S. Yeh - January 28, 2008

A majority of students will soon be subject to exit exams that require knowledge of high school subjects such as algebra and geometry, despite evidence from employers that these topics are frequently unrelated to occupational requirements. A variety of evidence suggests that an alternative approach, involving exit exams that reward each level of student achievement with a corresponding diploma option, is more likely to promote high educational standards and improve student achievement without excessive failure rates.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 28, 2008
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14939, Date Accessed: 12/12/2019 9:41:08 PM

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