3,000-plus may not graduate

More than 11 percent of the state’s high school seniors could be in danger of not graduating because they have not passed one or more standardized tests necessary to do so.

Of almost 28,000 12th-graders in Mississippi, 3,295 still need to pass one or more subject-area tests to graduate. Of those, 446 are second-year seniors. There rest are first-time 12th-graders on track to graduate but who must pass one or more of the state tests to do so, and about a third of them are in special education.

Clarion Ledger
2/20/11