One of the four tests that Mississippi public school students take in high school may be going away.
A testing task force is recommending the state Board of Education scrap a now-required U.S. history test.
Students formerly had to pass that test, plus exams in English, algebra and biology to graduate. Now, there are alternate routes to graduate, but some Mississippi students still don't earn a diploma.
Teacher groups and others who say Mississippi students take too many tests are pushing for change.
The history test also counts in the grading system under which high schools and districts are assigned A-to-F grades