More than 100 students in the Tucson Unified School District can walk the graduation line this week, despite not passing portions of the state-required Arizona’s Instrument to Measure Standards exam known as AIMS.
KGUN-TV reports the TUSD governing board voted 5-0 Monday to allow the students to participate in graduation exercises, even though they will not receive a diploma on graduation day.
Sunnyside High School has been dealing with the same problem. That district also decided to let 55 students walk, even though they failed the math portion of the AIMS test.
The decision was made because the state changed its test policy, making it harder to adjust scores based on classroom grades.