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The 411: Youth

State sets new bar for high school exams




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AUSTIN -- Under House Bill 5 (HB 5), passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature and signed by the governor, high school students are now required to pass only five State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams to meet the new graduation requirements. This is down from the target previously set of passing 15 exams, according to the Texas Education Agency. . . .

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