State Education Board Approves Stricter Graduation Standards
Posted May 9, 2005 9:51 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — The State Board of Education approved a plan Thursday that will toughen exit standards for students.
Students will be required to pass end-of-course tests in Algebra I, Biology, English I, Civics & Economics and U.S. History.
In addition, they must complete a senior project, which encompasses service-based or work-based learning experiences.
The exams will start with this year's seventh-graders, meaning that the 2006-07 ninth-graders will be the first to begin high school with the exams.
The first graduating class to adhere to the policy will be the class of 2010.