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Ohio looks for graduation test replacement

May. 30, 2010 @ 03:00 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Educators studying a replacement for Ohio’s Graduation Test say the new method must determine whether high school students are prepared for college or the workplace, not whether they simply know 10th-grade material.

 

As part of state budget passed last summer, the Ohio Education Department was directed to find a new exam to replace the five-part Ohio Graduation Test.

 

By next summer, the department must convene a group to recommend which exams to pick and how they should be scored.

 

The ACT college-entrance exam is being closely evaluated around the state, though no decision has been made to use it as the replacement for the graduation test.

 

For example, the state is studying how juniors in Cincinnati and Lorain fare on the ACT in comparison to how they perform on the graduation test.

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