NewsRadio 920 WHJJ and the Associated Press

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — One student has received a diploma following the passage of legislation that delays the use of standardized tests as a high school graduation requirement.

The state Department of Education released data about the Class of 2014 Monday night. A department spokesman said Tuesday it shows 82 percent of students met the requirements under the New England Common Assessment Program, 12 percent received a waiver and 6 percent passed an alternative test.

One student, or .01 percent, from South County graduated as a result of the moratorium. That student was not identified.

The Providence Journal reports Board of Education President Eva-Marie Mancuso was astounded that the General Assembly dismantled a graduation requirement for one student.

The legislation prohibits the use of any standardized test as a diploma requirement until 2017.


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