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Supreme Court Reinstates Exit Exam For Class Of 2006 Seniors

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Sacramento, CA — The California Supreme Court has reinstated the state exit exam as a graduation requirement and ordered a lower court to hear the case.

It still remains unclear, however, whether the decision means the 47,000 high school seniors who failed the test won´t get diplomas this year.

The Supreme Court ordered the state Appeals Court to hold further hearings in the case.

This year´s class was the first in which passing the test of tenth grade English and eighth grade math and algebra was required for graduation.

A group of students sued the state, claiming the test discriminates against low-income and minority students.