Ore. high school seniors required to pass tests

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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- Starting this year, graduating high school seniors not only have to earn 24 class credits to get their diplomas but also prove those classes resulted in actual skills.

New rules set by the Oregon Board of Education require students this year to show they can read at a level that will serve them in college and on the job.

In 2013, graduating seniors will have to show reading and writing proficiency. In 2014, they must pass a math test.

Oregon Department of Education's Crystal Greene tells the Register-Guard that (http://bit.ly/I72llp ) it's part of a nationwide movement to make sure students are better prepared for college and work.