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Tuolumne County Superintendent Sheds Light On Exit Exam

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Sonora, CA — Although it is only February the Exit Exam is on the minds of students and educators all over California.

Superintendent of Tuolumne County Schools Joe Silva says the class of 2006 is the first that is required to pass the test. He says the schools have been working hard and communicating with each other.

The exam has angered some parents and lawmakers, who say it will hurt thousands of California high school seniors who have not been able to pass the test´s English and math sections.

Silva says the high school principals are looking forward to the test and he believes the students will do well on the test. Lawmakers say they will encourage the Legislature to increase funding for adult education, summer school and independent study programs for students who fail the test.

Superintendent Joe Silva can be heard talking more about the exit exam as well as the healthy schools summit on Mother Lode Views Sunday.

Written by Sabrina Sabbagh