By Terrence Stutz
"A House bill that would revamp high school graduation standards and testing requirements was sent to the full Senate on Tuesday. The Senate Education Committee approved the measure after making several revisions that mirrored earlier Senate legislation on testing and graduation standards. The Senate version reduces the number of tests that students must pass to graduate – from 15 to 5 – although it includes English I along with English II, Algebra I, biology and U.S. history. The House bill did not include English I and divided English II into separate reading and writing exams."