Assembly votes to increase high school graduation credits

CREATED Nov. 14, 2013

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 MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Requirements for high school math and science classes would increase under a measure slated to pass the state Assembly.

The proposal cleared the Senate earlier this week and will head to Gov. Scott Walker once it passes the Assembly on Thursday as expected. It increases the math and science requirement for graduation from two to three credits each. A computer science class could count as a math credit and an agricultural sciences course could count as a science credit.

The measure also gives schools flexibility to award math and science credits to students who are in career and technical education programs.

The proposal comes as the state's school districts are implementing more rigorous academic requirements and it would also bring Wisconsin more in line with neighboring states.