'Marketplace' Report: High School Economics Test One-third of the nation's high school seniors are required to pass an economics test. Results were released Wednesday, and the scores were higher than officials expected. Students did better on the economics test than on standardized tests in history and science.
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'Marketplace' Report: High School Economics Test

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'Marketplace' Report: High School Economics Test

'Marketplace' Report: High School Economics Test

'Marketplace' Report: High School Economics Test

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One-third of the nation's high school seniors are required to pass an economics test.

The results were released on Wednesday, and the scores were higher than officials expected. Students did better on the economics test than on more common tests tht cover history and science.

Amy Scott of Marketplace and Madeleine Brand test each other to see if they would graduate on time.