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ERIC Number: EJ989539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1052-6846
High-Stakes Decisions: The Legal Landscape of High School Exit Exams and the Implications for Schools and Leaders
Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Heilig, Julian Vasquez
Journal of School Leadership, v22 n6 p1177-1197 Nov 2012
High school exit exam requirements are affecting a growing number of U.S. students--particularly low-income students and students of color. This article examines the policy and legal landscape of exit testing policy to shed light on some of the key issues facing local school leaders charged with implementing these policies. The article first analyzes federal and state court cases related to exit testing and examines the conditions under which courts have permitted and bounded their use. It then discuses the broader legal and legislative environment that has affected leaders' ability to respond to exit testing requirements. The article concludes with implications of high-stakes exit testing and policy considerations for local leaders as well as state policymakers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Civil Rights Act 1964 Title VI; Debra P v Turlington; Fifth Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Florida State Student Assessment Test; Texas Assessment of Academic Skills