The Louisiana Department of Education is phasing out its Graduation Exit Exam. For years now students, regardless of their academic achievements, who did not pass the test could receive their diploma. Starting next year high school freshman will have to take End of Course tests and not the G-E-E.
"It means when you finish algebra, you get tested on algebra, when you finish english, social students or science, you get tested on that subject matter at the time you took that class," says Scott Hughes, director of Alliance for Education.
Students who will be required to pass End of Course exams will need to pass at least three tests, in various subject, to graduate. The G-E-E will be completely phased out by the start of the 2013 school year.