High school students who failed an end-of-course exam in geometry, chemistry and some other subjects will not have to retake the test if it is not required under a new state law, the Texas Education Agency announced Wednesday.
On Monday, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law House Bill 5, which reduces from 15 to five the number of end-of-course exams needed for graduation. Those tests include Algebra I, biology, U.S. history, English I and English II.
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