New Jersey Amends Graduation Rules, Causing Spike in Grad Rate

New Jersey Amends Graduation Rules, Causing Spike in Grad Rate

September 27, 2020

Changes to New Jersey’s graduation requirements have resulted in an almost five percent increase in the preliminary graduation rate for schools in Newark. State officials scrapped a rule requiring high school graduates to pass state standardized tests after state tests were cancelled in the spring due to abrupt school closures.