ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -

A state education task force has voted to urge the Legislature to dump graduation exams that high school students would have to pass in order to get a diploma.

The exams would be required starting in 2015.

But the task force voted 26-2 on Tuesday to replace the exams with other tests designed to help students prepare for college or a job.

The Star Tribune reports that business interests are likely to oppose the recommendation to drop the exams.