Biology Gets the Boot, No More H.S. Test Graduation Requirement in WA
Because reportedly thousands of students 'struggled' with the biology test portion of the requirement, it's been done away with.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bi-partisan bill that removes the biology test requirement for high school seniors in Washington state.
The bill was approved by both parties in the House and Senate this legislative session. The class of 2017 was the first one required to pass this exam, but reportedly 3,300 failed it. So, it's been rescinded.
The move was done to allow what Inslee called 'more flexibility' towards meeting graduation requirements, according to KOIN-TV.
However, students are not completely off the hook. The bill only delays the test until 2021, giving educators time to refine the statewide biology exam for students to pass before they graduate. The graduating seniors who failed it this year have been given a "pass" and still allowed to graduate.