No Exit?

On November 6, 2013 Applied Research Center (ARC) was rebranded as Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. The content on this page was published on the ARC website prior to the rebrand.
April 14, 2006
This report documents how exit exams and many other commonly used and increasingly popular public school testing and tracking practices perpetuate and aggravate racial inequities and classroom segregation.

Exit exams in particular disproportionately prevent students of color from receiving their diplomas -- students who have otherwise completed all graduation requirements. In fact, the report finds that students of color are denied diplomas more often than white students, sometimes almost twice as often.

Related Documents:

No Exit Full Report
No Exit Executive Summary
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