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Concerns Raised Over Proposed High School Graduation Requirements
Updated December 5, 2017 9:56 AM | Filed under: Education
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(INDIANAPOLIS) - Some educators in Indiana are expressing concerns about proposed changes to the state's high school graduation requirements that the Board of Education is expected to consider this week.

The Associated Press reports students would have to complete coursework, demonstrate employability skills through service or work projects and show they're post-secondary ready through exams that include the SAT and ACT.

Critics say the scores students must achieve are currently set higher than is necessary.

Todd Bess, the executive director of the Indiana Association of School Principals, says using tests as an accountability tool is concerning because many students are likely not proficient.

Bess favors using assessments because he says they align to Indiana's academic standards.



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