Keystone Exam http://wesa.fm en Legislation to Change Keystone Exam Requirements http://wesa.fm/post/legislation-change-keystone-exam-requirements <p>Passing the Keystone Exams might never become a requirement to graduate from high school in Pennsylvania. The State Senate Education Committee has approved legislation that would leave it up to school districts to determine the effects of not passing the exam.</p><p>Currently Pennsylvania has started to implement the exams, but if Senate Bill 1450 is not passed the tests will determine if a student can graduate starting in 2017.</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:28:12 +0000 Jess Lasky 31812 at http://wesa.fm After Years of Debate, Keystone Exams Get Passed http://wesa.fm/post/after-years-debate-keystone-exams-get-passed <p>After more than four years of debate and revision, the Keystone Exam will more than likely be coming to schools across Pennsylvania.</p><p>After receiving approval by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the regulations will now go to the House and Senate Education committees and Independent Regulatory Review Commission for consideration.</p><p>The exam plans however, come with some new regulations — the Pennsylvania Common Core Standards. These new requirements must be implemented across the state in English, arts and mathematics by July 1.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jared Adkins 4159 at http://wesa.fm