Las Cruces board backs alternative to state test

Posted at: 01/22/2014 11:17 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Las Cruces' school board wants students to have an alternate path to graduate from high school without having to pass the state standardized test.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the alternate is intended to allow students to get a diploma even if they fail sections of the state test.
The alternative approved unanimously by the Las Cruces school board Tuesday night is based on a combination of criteria.
Those criteria include grade point averages, final exam grades, portfolios and work and extracurricular experience.

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