Sacramento, CA — An appeals court has turned down a last minute request from attorneys to review California´s high school exit exam.
So that keeps in place a decision by the state Supreme Court to leave the exam in place for this year´s senior class. If students don´t pass it, they´re likely to not receive a diploma.
The court´s decision not to hear arguments in the case until July 25th essentially ends the on-again, off-again exit exam requirement of the last few weeks, which began when a lower court suspended it.
The court battle has created confusion for thousands of students, parents and schools making final graduation plans.
Some districts say they will allow students who have met all other graduation requirements to walk across the stage with their peers despite the court´s latest decision.