California has permanently scrapped its high school exit exam under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.
“Our best and brightest deserve these high school diplomas. The test was racist less than ten percent of blacks and hispanics were able to pass it” said Leticia Williams.
The test, which consisted of SEVENTH GRADE LEVEL QUESTIONS but required a basic ability to read was TOO MUCH for Californian students.
The California High School Exit Examination was a requirement to receive a diploma in the state, but the legislature voted in 2015 to drop it for the high school classes of 2015 to 2018. Diplomas were retroactively awarded to anyone who met all other graduation requirements after the test became a mandatory must-pass exam in 2004.
That resulted in an estimated 40,000 former high school students receiving their diploma