New law delays Keystone Exams graduation requirement

Partners Post, February 2016

High stakes testing

Who says there's no bipartisanship in Harrisburg?

Earlier this year, the state Legislature unanimously passed — and Gov. Wolf signed — legislation delaying the use of the Keystone Exams as graduation requirements until 2018-19.

Keystone Exams are end-of-course tests in algebra, biology, and English literature. Exam results were to determine students' eligibility for high school graduation beginning with the class of 2016-17 - that is, until Gov. Wolf signed SB 880 into law delaying the high-stakes implications of the exams for the next two years.

The legislation was strongly supported by educators, parents, and advocates.


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