Even sympathetic senators cite misgivings with bill's current form.
The law would apply to students who have been trying to graduate since 2006.
The bill would grant waivers to award diplomas to students as far back as 2006.
Governor will have 12 days to sign the bill after he receives it.
Bill would remove high school exit exam requirement for class of 2015 seniors.
Democrats' bills would give teachers the right to negotiate what goes into an evaluation.
Lawsuit says districts must include test scores to measure effectiveness
The bill would suspend the law for three years starting with the class of 2015.
About 5,000 California seniors were eligible to take the test this summer.
Teachers, districts disagree over who determines how teachers will be judged
The California high school exit exam would be suspended for several years and its role would be re-examined under a bill proposed last week by the chair of the Senate Education Committee.
Foster students are significantly less likely to enter community college than other students, and about half of those who do don’t return after their first year. Senate Bill 1023 would develop a pilot program to offer these students more support.