Jesse Turner (wearing lime-green shirt in photo) is walking from Connecticut to Washington, DC to gain support for his fight against high-stakes standardized tests in public schools.
The state Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would put off for two more years the use of tests as part of public school graduation requirements in Pennsylvania.
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Starting with the class of 2017, Pennsylvania high school students will have to pass Keystone Exams in algebra, biology and literature to graduate.
Pennsylvania’s new statewide curriculum and high school graduation exams have generated so much controversy, the state board of education has launched a website to take public comments.
Controversial rules requiring Pennsylvania high school students to pass proficiency tests to graduate are nearly official. But opponents vow to continue their fight against the Keystone Exams.
School board members, parents, school super-intendants, and the teachers’ union voiced their displeasure at a hearing Monday.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is in the process of rolling out new exams for high school students that will become a graduation requirement by 2017.
School districts statewide will begin administering new standardized tests next week that eventually all students will have to pass to graduate.
ACT scores are in for the class of 2012, and those who took the test in Pennsylvania and New Jersey surpassed the national average, although the numbers can be a little deceiving.