|On Wednesday, Oct. 7, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 172 (Liu–D, La Cañada-Flintridge), which suspends passage of the California High School Exit Exam as a requirement for high school graduation through the 2017-18 school year.
SB 172 exempts any student beginning with the 2003-04 school year from the CAHSEE graduation requirement, and provides that school districts shall issue a diploma to any student who has met all other state and local requirements for graduation from grade 12.
The suspension of the requirement through 2018 provides the State Board of Education with the opportunity to re-evaluate whether a high school exit exam should remain a requirement for graduation moving forward, and if it does, what that test would look like. The current version of the CAHSEE had not been updated to align with the new state standards.
SB 172 will take effect on .