The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) will vote tonight, Wednesday March 16, at its monthly public meeting on whether students can get high school credits by taking and passing a test in subjects other than math and world languages. The meeting will be at 441 4th Street, NW (Old Council Chambers), starting at 5:30 pm.
A petition (with 299 signatures) has been circulated, asking that the state board oppose proposed rules from OSSE (the office of the state superintendent of education in DC). Those proposed rules would allow students who pass a test to not be required to take courses to gain high school credit in a variety of subjects. As the petition makes clear, students gain irreplaceable experience by taking courses for credit, rather than testing out of any and (possibly) all subjects.
The board had discussions of this last month, but expect more tonight.