October 21, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Passing math and English and simply taking the proficiency test will be all that Nevada high school freshmen and sophomores are going to need to do in 2014 and 2015 to meet future graduation requirements.
The state Board of Education on Thursday took what state schools chief Dale Erquiaga called a simple solution to a difficult question stemming from a change to new standardized math and English proficiency exams for freshmen and sophomores.
Deputy Superintendent for Student Achievement Steve Canavero tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal the graduating classes of 2017 and 2018 will still take the end-of-course exams in math and English.
That'll provide results so the state can set passing scores.
Students in the class of 2019 are going to have to pass the four exams to graduate.