Lawmakers move to postpone the Keystone Exam

Written by Radio Pennsylvania | Jul 1, 2018 9:51 AM

(Harrisburg) -- The state Senate has unanimously approved legislation postponing a high school graduation requirement. 

Under the bill, high school students will not have to take the Keystone Exam in order to graduate.

Its implementation will be delayed at least until the 2020-2021 school year.

Senator Andy Dinniman, Democratic Chairman of the Senate Education Committee, says a major provision of this bill is that it provides other means for students to show they have met high school graduation requirements.

"I know there's a lot of students out there and a lot of parents that are jumping for joy that we finally have reformed these exams and that we now have a series of high quality, high standard ways for students to graduate," he said. 

The bill has the support of organizations representing teachers, school boards, and administrators in Pennsylvania. 


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