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ERIC Number: EJ881835
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0741-9325
The Implementation of an Alternate Route to a Diploma in One State
Bouck, Emily C.; Wasburn-Moses, Leah
Remedial and Special Education, v31 n3 p175-183 2010
Twenty-two states continue to require exit exams, despite ongoing controversy surrounding their use. In all, exit exams affect nearly two thirds of high school students in this country. Many states, however, offer some alternative route or routes to a diploma, by which at least some students may bypass the exam requirement. This study examines the implementation of the alternative route to a diploma adopted by one state. In all, 117 Indiana high school guidance counselors provided information about their schools' exit exam waiver procedures for students with and without disabilities. Results indicated that although the routes appeared fairly compatible and there is relative consistency across schools, few students who continue to fail the exit exam apply for a waiver.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001