Less Testing for Texas High Schoolers Beginning This Fall

Aug 1, 2013
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A newly signed bill in Texas will require students who begin high school this year to pass only five standardized tests to graduate instead of 15. The Texas Tribune looks at this change, which also impacts curriculum and what classes students must take to graduate.

Throughout August, The Texas Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change because of new laws that take effect Sept. 1. Check out our story calendar for more. Jack Buxkemper is among a group of Texas high school students who can claim a dubious distinction.

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