The California High School Exit exam took millions to administer, sucked countless hours of class room instruction away from kids and is now, dead. The repercussions of this decision are huge, as now thousands of students will be granted a high school diploma who didn't have one before, but there are "silent" casualties to this decision as well.
This is important for any state that has or is considering a graduation test requirement.
An article detailing some of the problems with the exam here.
An Op-Ed that sums up my feelings here.