Bill to exempt disabled students from test passes

The state House of Representatives approved final passage Tuesday of a bill that would exempt students with disabilities, and who are not pursuing a traditional high school diploma, from taking the American College Test, commonly known as the ACT.

Senate Bill 127 sponsored by state Sen. Gary Smith, D-Norco, provides that schools accountability scores won’t be affected by students who opt out of taking the test.

SB127 passed on a 101-4 vote.