When all of your students are failing a test, what’s the best way to help them pass? Not make it a requirement, of course. Education officials in New Jersey have nixed the idea of requiring high schoolers to pass a biology test before graduating because . . . half of them were failing.
What would have become a mandatory exam for students graduating in 2014 will now be the final test at the end of biology class, instead of a graduation requirement, the Associated Press reports.
The test will be revised before it becomes mandatory.
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