BA Students Get Diplomas; 7-Others Don't

Jun 6, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Board of Education has granted waivers to two Broken Arrow students who completed their coursework but were denied their diplomas because they didn't pass end-of-instruction tests.

The Oklahoman  reports the board on Tuesday granted a waiver to a student who had been accepted at a university. The reason for granting a waiver to the other student wasn't disclosed.

The 2005 Achieving Classroom Excellence, or ACE, law requires students to pass four of seven end-of-instruction exams in order to receive a diploma. A new law requires the state Education Department to set up an appeals process if a student is denied a diploma.

Four board members later voted to reject seven of the other applications, and one dissented. Another waiver will be considered at a future meeting


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