Cincinnati (AP) -- Ohio high school students entering their freshman year this fall will face tougher math requirements.
It's all part of a growing effort by Ohio and other states to better prepare students for college and careers in the global economy.
Ohio legislation signed into law in 2007 is aimed at improving student achievement in core areas like math and science.
It will require incoming freshmen to complete four units of math before they can graduate.
The current requirement is three units. Another new requirement is that one of those four units must be algebra II.
The education commission of the states says at least five states currently require four units of math and Ohio is among at least 12 requiring four units with future graduating classes.
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