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Alabama Graduation Exam Is Gone

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MOBILE, Alabama -

Graduating high school just got a little easier in Alabama.

"It's served it's purpose it's been given for a number of years and now with the accountability plan it's time to move on to the other measures of success," said Martha Peek, Mobile County Public Schools Superintendent.

Alabama's high school graduation exam is now a thing of the past. That's a good move according to some.

"I do, I don't think they should base it on one test," said Haley Mize.

Mize graduated high school 2 years ago.

"I thought the first couple of them, the math, english and science was easy, but whenever it came to the history one it took me a while to get that one. I didn't pass it until like the very last time so it's kind of nerve-racking," she said.

The State Board of Education voted Thursday to get rid of the exam.

Superintendent Marth Peek says her school system is already ahead of the curve.

"We applied very early in the year for a waiver because we have been given the end of quarter tests EQT's for 15 years," she says.

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