Pennsylvania to delay high school graduation test again


Make text smaller Make text larger





HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania is poised to delay the Keystone Exams as a graduation requirement again and provide alternative ways for students to achieve proficiency.

Gov. Tom Wolf's office said on Oct. 15 that he'll sign legislation after it received a final vote of approval in the Senate. Wolf's office says the bill is in line with recommendations from the state Department of Education. He last year made changes to the state's regimen of standardized tests to reduce their impact and length.

Under the bill, the use of the Keystone Exams is delayed again, this time until 2021-22.

Meanwhile, it tasks state education officials with developing a proficiency standard for students taking the test, and gives school districts the ability to develop alternative ways for students to demonstrate proficiency without taking the test.



Make text smaller Make text larger

Comments

Pool Rules



MUST READ NEWS

$90,900 awarded to Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board
The Pocono Counties Workforce Development Board was awarded a $90,900 Business Education Partnership Grant.
The purpose of this state grant is to help strengthen cooperation...

Read more »
Image

Wayne Memorial Health Foundation Welcomes New Chair and New Officer
— The Wayne Memorial Health Foundation last month introduced its new chair and new officer to the public.
Longtime Wayne...

Read more »
Image

Avoiding a cash crunch when it's time to pay your taxes
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
While many business owners know they'll owe the government less money or perhaps get refunds under the new tax law, others are still unsure about what...

Read more »
Image

3's a Crowd to perform at the Waterwheel Café
— 3's a Crowd, an acoustic trio playing '60s and '70s rock with an emphasis on strong three-part harmonies, will perform at 8 p.m.
Read more »
Image

VIDEOS



Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required
Community Newspapers



MOST READ

Where in clues
Pike's Peek
  • Jan 17, 2019
Where in answers
Pike's Peek
  • Jan 17, 2019

MOST COMMENTED



Weather in Milford, PA