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THOUSANDS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS REMOVED FROM NJ’S OFFICIAL FEDERAL GRADUATION RATE

Published on: August 10, 2022

The change is the result of two factors: the state’s “exit test” to earn a diploma, and the USED will no longer allow IEP waivers from the testing requirement to be included in the federal graduation rate.

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TIME TO DITCH NEW JERSEY’S HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM?

Published on: August 8, 2022

For the third time in four years, NJ’s graduation testing requirement has been suspended, most recently by the State Legislature.

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NJ’S FAILURE TO FOLLOW GRADUATION AGREEMENT PUTS DIPLOMAS AT RISK FOR THOUSANDS

Published on: April 12, 2022

After a two-year pandemic suspension, NJ has resumed “exit testing” for high school diplomas; now high school seniors and school districts are scrambling to file portfolio appeals.

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MURPHY ADMINISTRATION ROLLS OUT NEW HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TEST

Published on: February 8, 2022

The State Board of Education voted to set the passing level for the new test at 750, rejecting a lower score of 725 recommended by the NJDOE.

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IS NJ HEADED FOR ANOTHER GRADUATION MELTDOWN?

Published on: January 27, 2022

The resumption of graduation testing after a two-year pandemic suspension has put NJ high schools on the path to another graduation crisis.

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ELC URGES NJ STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO REJECT PROPOSED GRADUATION RULES

Published on: July 28, 2021

The plan would mandate a new 11th-grade state graduation test starting next spring and place new restrictions on alternatives for satisfying the assessment requirement.

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ELC CALLS ON MURPHY ADMINISTRATION TO WAIVE GRADUATION TEST FOR CLASS OF 2022

Published on: July 20, 2021

The anticipated resumption of normal schooling in the fall does not undo the impact of the multiple year suspension of state testing for incoming seniors.

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NJDOE PLANS TO RESUME GRADUATION TESTING

Published on: June 9, 2021

The NJDOE is planning to resume high school graduation testing next school year, including a new 11th-grade test and a new set of graduation rules for the classes of 2023 and beyond.

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