California permanently eliminates high school exit exams

- Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday that permanently repeals California's high school exit exam requirement.

Lawmakers in the California Assembly voted to permanently eliminate the state’s high school exit exam, which has been suspended since 2015, back in May.

The law had previously required students to successfully pass the high school exit examination as a condition of receiving a diploma of graduation.

Democratic Assemblyman Ash Kalra of San Jose said the exam known as CAHSEE is outdated. It was aligned with the curriculum standards in place when the test was started in 2000. California has since adopted new Common Core education standards.

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