The new rules amend requirements for students set to graduate during the 2019-20 and go in effect for 180 days. See some of the new rules below:
- A student will receive a grade no lower than the grade they received in the course as of March 20, however schools may provide remote learning opportunities as a way to improve student grades.
- In order to graduate, seniors must earn at least 20 credit hours including four credits in math, four credits of English, three credits of science and two credits of social studies.
- Students will not have end-of-course exams counted as a percentage of the student’s final grade.
- Students scheduled to graduate will not be required to pass the civics exams as required to meet social studies course requirements.
- Students enrolled in a Tennessee public schools who did not take the SAT or ACT will not be required to do so for graduation purposes.
Read the full list of rules from the state board of education below.