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High School students will no longer need to pass the science test to graduate

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YAKIMA Wash. -- High School students will no longer need to pass the science test to graduate from high school.

Governor Jay Inslee signed the measure on Friday allowing seniors who did not pass the biology exam but completed other requirements to be able to receive their diplomas.

The new legislation still requires high school students to take the English, Math and Science assessment tests but does not require them to pass any of these tests to graduate.

The previous law denied students from receiving their diplomas if they didn’t pass the science test which affected 31 local seniors.

Seniors who did not pass any of the 3 assessment tests but met other graduation requirements can file an appeal to receive their diplomas.

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