Does Raising High School Graduation Requirements Work?

As reported in Governing, states may have to do more than adding more math and science courses to high school graduation requirements to prepare students for in-demand technical fields, according to a new report looking at test scores in Illinois. Recent data from Illinois would find otherwise, as described by Governing,

A 2005 Illinois law mandating a minimum of three years of math and two years of science for graduation made no significant impact on college-readiness exam scores, though the law might be linked to a slight improvement in college enrollment, according to the report, released by American College Testing (ACT), the company behind the ACT standardized test.

For more information, see the full story from Governing.

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