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Oklahoma Board Eliminates Graduation Test Waiver


OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma state Board of Education has eliminated a rule that allowed students accepted into a four-year college to receive an automatic waiver from end-of-instruction tests.

High school students are required to pass four tests from a list of seven tests in order to receive their high school diplomas. Students accepted into a four-year college were given an automatic waiver from the testing requirements.

The board voted 4-1 Thursday to eliminate the exemption. Board member Bill Price said he sees no need for any automatic waivers.

The board's vote came after it rejected a proposal by member Joy Hofmeister to add students attending certain two-year colleges to the list for an automatic waiver.