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PA TO DELAY KEYSTONE EXAMS AS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT
The Pennsylvania General Assembly has passed SB1095, essentially eliminating Keystone Exams as a mandatory graduation requirement for now. Once signed into law by Governor Wolf, the bill will allow school districts flexibility for students who do not pass all three Keystone exams. In brief, there will be several ways for a student to meet his/her graduation requirement. Options include the following:
- Meet or exceed a composite score across Keystone exams in algebra I, biology and literature, and demonstrate at least “basic” performance on each of the three exams;
- Meet or exceed local grade requirements in subjects tested by the Keystone exams and complete a subject-specific advanced placement, international baccalaureate or armed services vocational aptitude test, gain acceptance in a registered apprenticeship program or attain a career readiness certificate;
- Meet or exceed local grade requirements in subjects tested by the Keystone exams and present at least three pieces of evidence from the student’s career portfolio, which is required for federal accountability under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Senate Bill 1095 was the culmination of recommendations from the Department of Education and collaboration with leaders in the education community, including teachers and administrators.
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