New state Keystone exams for education scrutinized at hearing
August 27, 2013
A hearing on Keystone exams presided over by state senators Mike Folmer and Andy Dinniman stretched on for more than four hours Monday as testimony came from a variety of people with different ties to education in Pennsylvania.
Many of the concerns and much of the debate surrounded a few points, but two were agreed upon by the majority of those present as the main issues: The possible requirement of scoring proficiently on the standardized Keystone exams for graduation from high school and what the implementation of the tests and associated remediation for students who don’t pass them might cost.
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