New Mexico graduation requirement changes

NewsChannel 10

New Mexico - High school juniors in New Mexico are getting a break when it comes to a requirement to graduate next year.

Legislation signed into law by Governor Susana Martinez will temporarily change some testing requirements and suspend several student assessments in the upcoming school year.

The moratorium is to help save money as schools deal with state budget problems.

The new law eliminates a requirement for juniors to pass a comprehensive standardized test in order to graduate.

However, the test will resume as a requirement for this year's sophomore class.