The Kentucky Board of Education has signed off on new graduation requirements for high school students.
Under the new standards, 10th grade students would have to pass foundation exams in reading and math in order to receive a diploma. They could take the tests multiple times, but if they still can’t pass, they could appeal to their local superintendent.
Students would also have to meet benchmark test scores or prove career readiness by earning industry certification or completing an apprenticeship.
Despite some education groups, including the Kentucky Education Association, wanting the vote postponed, the Board of Education gave preliminary approval to the new requirements during a meeting in Frankfort on Wednesday.