This week Governor Mary Fallin signed House Bill 2970 into law, which takes effect immediately. The bill formalizes the process the State Department of Education already has in place for high school seniors who do not meet the current graduation requirement of passing four out of seven End of Instruction Exams. Currently, students who are unable to complete the end-of-instruction exams have a variety of alternative tests they can take. In addition, a special project can be performed in lieu of testing. If a student believes they have an extenuating circumstance as defined in the current State Board of Education rules, the matter can come before the Board. Read the bill.