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Published in Sacramento Bee
08/27/2015

To the editor

Re: Jerry Brown to sign bill to suspend California high school exit exam for 2015 I wonder if lawmakers discussing the future of the high school exit exam are aware of research on these exams. A review done by researchers at the University of Texas in 2010 concluded that high school exit exams do not lead to more college attendance, do not result in increased student learning and do not result in higher employment.

In fact, researchers have yet to discover any benefits of having a high school exit exam.

Stephen Krashen


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