New Jersey Board of Education approves mandatory graduation exam for high school juniors

A new graduation requirement has been approved by the state Board of Education for New Jersey high schoolers, starting this spring for 11th graders.
Juniors will take the New Jersey Graduation Proficiency Exam, testing students in English and math in the computer-based exam.
The move is getting pushback from the state's largest teachers union, the New Jersey Education Association, which argues students shouldn't have to take a mandatory test to graduate at all.
The new exam will be in place at least for the classes of 2023 through 2025.