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More Parents Removing Kids from Standardized Testing in Pennsylvania Schools

And this so-called “opt out” movement is part of a growing national trend.

04/11/2013

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With Balloons and Cheers, Philadelphia School Gets Kids Hyped For PSSA Testing

This was not your normal pep rally, not by a long shot.

04/09/2013

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Some Parents Opt-Out Kids From Pennsylvania School Tests

Opting out is extremely unusual in Pennsylvania: Only 260 out of about 932,000 students were excused from the math and reading PSSAs last year; an even lower number opted out of the science exam, according to the state Education Department.

04/07/2013

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Pa. Students To Take First Keystone Exams Next Week

School districts statewide will begin administering new standardized tests next week that eventually all students will have to pass to graduate.

11/27/2012

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Philadelphia PSSA Scores Expected To Be Much Lower

Standardized test scores for Pennsylvania schools are being released today. And, don’t be surprised to see them drop, because of tighter controls to curb cheating.

09/21/2012

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Many Philadelphia Schools Qualify For ‘Low-Achieving’ Tax Credits For Students

More than half of the school buildings in the School District of Philadelphia are on the list.

07/25/2012

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School District Investigating Cheating Allegations At Hunting Park School

The school district’s chief academic officer, Penny Nixon, says in the wake of reports of cheating on state standardized tests, the district will look into the matter.

02/14/2012