The Ohio department of education says 98 percent of high school seniors passed the state's ninth-grade proficiency test this year. About 24-hundred students did not graduate because they didn't pass all five parts of the exam. Nearly 73 percent of those who didn't pass all sections of the exam need to pass only one more section. In addition, 91 percent of eleventh-graders, 83 percent of tenth-graders
and 69 percent of nine-graders have passed all five parts.