Pennsylvania Keystone Exams Changes Moving Forward

Pennsylvania’s Keystone Exams may again be changing.

Gov. Tom Corbett’s Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal calls for scaling back the end-of-course exams from 10 to three and axing the mandate that makes the exam count toward one-third of a student’s grade.

Wednesday, the State Board of Education is scheduled to discuss and act on a draft of the revised testing policy that could make way for Corbett’s plan.

Lehigh Valley educators support the idea of end-of-course exams, which they say are better measures of student knowledge than current standardized testing. But, school officials said, the fluid nature of the Keystone Examshas been exasperating.

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