Senate lawmakers approved a bill to alleviate confusion surrounding the end-of-course test requirements for high school math students.
The measure would require students in the classes of 2013 and 2014 to take only one end-of-course exam for math, instead of two, to complete state graduation requirements.
The bill was proposed by state Superintendent Randy Dorn to help students through the transition from a general math test to end-of-course exams.
Since many high school students actually take algebra in 7th or 8th grade, the existing state testing requirement would have asked them to be tested on that subject years later.
The new bill would allow students to take either the algebra or geometry end-of-course exam to fulfill the graduation requirement.
Beginning in 2015, students must pass both to graduate.