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Test results no barrier to walking at graduation in Pasco policy proposal



Florida students must pass their Algebra I end-of-course exam and 10th grade state language arts test, or their authorized equivalents, to qualify for a standard diploma.

Passage won't be necessary to walk across the stage come graduation time for Pasco County high school seniors, though.

A proposed amendment to the district's student progression plan would allow seniors who have accomplished their grade-point and credit requirements, but not passed the tests, to receive a certificate of completion and participate at commencement.

If they have passed the tests but not met either the GPA or credit requirements, by contrast, they would not be allowed to participate in the ceremonies.

The School Board recently approved this rule for students pursuing the 24-credit graduation option, and now are looking to do the same for those in the 18-credit option.

The board's first public hearing on the proposal is set for Tuesday. Read the materials for more information.

[Last modified: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 10:14am]


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