LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A state Board of Education decision says that passing math and English classes with a D and simply taking the proficiency test will be all that Nevada high school freshmen and sophomores need to do in 2014 and 2015 to meet future graduation requirements.
Trustees took what schools chief Dale Erquiaga called a simple solution to a difficult problem stemming from a change to new standardized math and English proficiency exams for freshmen and sophomores.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the board decided Thursday that the first two classes taking the exams will need to simply earn a passing grade in the correlating classes.
Deputy Superintendent for Student Achievement Steve Canavero says the graduating classes of 2017 and 2018 will still take the end-of-course exams in math and English. Their scores will provide a baseline for the state to set passing scores for students in the class of 2019.