Waiver Could Help Northwest Arkansas Students Get Ahead

State Requirement Holds Many Students Back

Posted: January 19, 2014 at 5 a.m.

Asa Aslip, 18, Springdale High School senior, talks about some of his experiences in class Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at the school in Springdale. Aslip feels that he could have tested out of a couple of classes after a semester of work if it had been allowed. A project under the Springdale School District's Race to the Top grant would provide a is for a seat time waiver. The waiver would allow students to get ahead or spend more time in a class if they need.

Asa Alsip said he could have had a head start on college had he been allowed to test out of some of his high school classes. A state requirement held him back.

At A Glance

Seat Time

States where units earned are based on time spent in class:

• Arkansas

• California

• District of Columbia

• Illinois

• Massachusetts

• Nebraska

• Nevada

• North Dakota

• Texas

• Virginia

• Wyoming

Source: The Carnegie Foundation

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