September 23, 2020
Study tests new graduation standard
SAN FRANCISCO - (INT) – Four large California school districts are implementing ambitious new graduation standards in hopes of increasing college readiness.

One study has suggested high schools will have to undertake major interventions to ensure that students succeed. Otherwise, more students could be denied high school diplomas.

The Public Policy Institute of California focused on San Diego’s Class of 2011 using a new graduation standard that begins in 2016.

It found that 61 percent of graduates would have met the standard of grade D or higher. In other words, 39 percent of students who received diplomas in 2011 would have failed to graduate under the new standard.

Other school districts boosting standards are in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland.
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