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Supreme Court restores H.S. exit exam requirement

California's Supreme Court restored the high school exit exam as a graduation requirement today. Hundreds of San Diego County students are now wondering if they'll receive their diploma. It also poses a problem for school districts because commencement ceremonies are just around the corner. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.

The legal wrangling over the exit exam has frustrated many local school superintendents. They have to decide whether seniors who have yet to pass the test will receive their diploma and participate in graduation ceremonies. But San Diego's Superintendent Carl Cohn says there's no confusion in his district. He says if students didn't pass the exam, they won't receive their diploma.

Cohn: "You would not walk without that. There's nothing new on that front we're not in chaos we're not confused at all."

Cohn says has strongly supported previous court rulings making the test count this year. The justices reversed a previous decision that suspended the exit exam from talking affect, but ordered a state appeals court to hear the case. Ana Tintocalis, KPBS News.

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