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CCSD eliminates high school proficiency exams

Spencer Lubitz

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CCSD eliminates high school proficiency exams

CREATED Jan. 13, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Graduation requirements will be changing for Clark County students now that the state has eliminated high school proficiency exams.

Nevada was one of 28 states with mandatory end of the year proficiency exams, but the legislature voted to eliminate them, and with the two-thirds of CCSD sophomores failing their most recent math exams, the vote may lift a major obstacle between students and their diplomas.

The State Board of Education is in the process of developing four end of course exams in place of the proficiency exams. Parents said whatever the replacement is, they hope it will indicate whether their child is college-ready.

"There does need to be some sort of a standard to make sure kids are graduating high school knowing what they need to know," said one mom.

A representative for CCSD said the district is working closely with the Nevada Department of Education to make sure the new system is, "A fair assessment of the knowledge students need to succeed in college or career."

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