In 2013, Texas made the most substantial changes to graduation requirements & school curricula in recent history. House Bill 5 weakened graduation requirements for math, science and social studies and created a system of endorsement specialties for high school students. The policy ended the more rigorous college prep 4×4* plan. With funding from the Greater Texas Foundation, IDRA conducted a study of HB5 implementation to see how it is affecting student courses and implications for college readiness.
This infographic highlights IDRA’s study that points to the troubling effects of the state’s new graduation requirements.